Isopropyl myristate

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Isopropyl myristate[1]
Isopropyl myristate
Identifiers
CAS number 110-27-0 YesY
EC number 203-751-4
RTECS number XB8600000
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Properties
Molecular formula C17H34O2
Molar mass 270.45 g mol−1
Density 0.85 g/cm³
Boiling point 167 °C (333 °F; 440 K) at 9 mmHg
Hazards
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 are 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.

Uses[edit]

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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Record in the Household Products Database of NLM