OCTYL PALMITATE

 

Octyl Palmitate is the ester of 2-ethylhexanol and palmitic acid, commonly used in cosmetic formulations.

Chemical Structure: Ethylhexyl Palmitate is a branched saturated fatty ester, 22 carbons in length.

Physical Properties: Ethylhexyl Palmitate is a clear, colorless liquid at room temperature with a slightly fatty odor. Palmitic acid and 2-ethylhexanol are reacted in the presence of an acid catalyst to make the ester.

Uses: Ethylhexyl Palmitate is used in cosmetic formulations as a solvent, carrying agent, pigment wetting agent, fragrance fixative and emollient. Its dry-slip skinfeel is similar to some silicone derivatives.