Hexadecanoic acid 2-ethylhexyl ester
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||g·mol−1 368.646|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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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.
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.