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Isopropyl Palmitate

    Synonyms: Emerest 2316; hexadecanoic acid isopropyl ester; hexadecanoic acid 1-methylethyl ester; isopropyl hexadecanoate; isopropylis palmitas; Isopropylpalmitat; Kessco IPP; Lexol IPP-NF; Liponate IPP; palmitic acid isopropyl ester; Propal; Protachem IPP; Rita IPP; Stepan IPP; Super Refined Crodamol IPP; Tegosoft P; Unimate IPP; Waglinol 6016; Wickenol 111.

    Description:Isopropyl palmitate is a clear, colorless to pale yellow-colored, practically odorless viscous liquid that solidifies at less than 16C.

    Chemical Name: 1-Methylethyl hexadecanoate

    Emollient; oleaginous vehicle; skin penetrant; solvent.

    • Isopropyl palmitate is a nongreasy emollient with good spreading characteristics, used in topical pharmaceutical formulations and cosmetics such as: bath oils; creams; lotions; make-up; hair care products; deodorants; lip products; suntan preparations; and pressed powders

    • Isopropyl palmitate is an established penetration enhancer for transdermal systems. It has also been used in controlled-release percutaneous films.

    When comes into contact with rubber, there is a drop in viscosity with concomitant swelling and partial dissolution of the rubber; contact with plastics, e.g. nylon and polyethylene, results in swelling. it is incompatible with hard paraffin, producing a granular mixture. It is also incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

    Isopropyl palmitate is widely used in cosmetics and topical pharmaceutical formulations, and is generally regarded as a relatively nontoxic and nonirritant material.

    Observe normal precautions appropriate to the circumstances and quantity of material handled.

    Isopropyl myristate.