Dimethiconol

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Dimethiconol
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Names
Other names
Poly[oxy(dimethylsilylene)], α-hydro-ω-hydroxy-, dimethiconal
Identifiers
ChemSpider
UNII
Properties
HO(Si(CH3)2O)nH
Density 1.0±0.1 g/cm3
Boiling point 167.4±23.0 °C
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Dimethoconols are a class of silicone-based polymers similar to dimethicone in their chemical structure save that molecules of dimethiconol end with hydroxyl (-OH) groups. They are used in a wide range of cosmetic and personal care products such as suntan lotion and lipstick where it works as an emollient, a film-former, an antistatic agent and an anti-foaming agent, among other uses.[1] Like other silicone-based liquids, it is not water soluble.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dimethiconol and Derivatives of Dimethiconol". cosmeticsinfo.org.