Isopropyl myristate

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Isopropyl myristate[1]
Isopropyl myristate
IUPAC name
Propan-2-yl tetradecanoate
Other names
Tetradecanoic acid, 1-methylethyl ester
Myristic acid isopropyl ester
110-27-0 YesY
ChemSpider 7751 N
EC number 203-751-4
Jmol-3D images Image
KEGG D02296 N
MeSH C008205
PubChem 8042
RTECS number XB8600000
Molar mass 270.45 g·mol−1
Density 0.85 g/cm³
Boiling point 167 °C (333 °F; 440 K) at 9 mmHg
R-phrases R38
S-phrases S24/25
NFPA 704
Flammability code 1: Must be pre-heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93 °C (200 °F). E.g., canola oil Health code 2: Intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury. E.g., chloroform Reactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Isopropyl myristate is the ester of isopropanol and myristic acid.


Isopropyl myristate is used in cosmetic and topical medicinal preparations where good absorption through the skin is desired. It is also used as a pesticide-free treatment against head lice which works by dissolving the wax that covers the exoskeleton of head lice, killing them by dehydration.[2]

It is used as a solvent in perfume materials.

It is the non-aqueous component of the two-phase mouthwash, Dentyl pH, where it removes bacteria from the oral cavity.

It is also used in the removal process of prosthetic make-up.

It is also used in flea and tick products for pets.


External links[edit]

  • Record in the Household Products Database of NLM