Glycol stearate

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Glycol stearate[1]
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IUPAC name
2-Hydroxyethyl octadecanoate
Other names
Ethylene glycol monostearate; Glycol monostearate; Octadecanoic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl ester; 2-Hydroxyethyl stearate; Stearic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl ester
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.003.534
EC Number 203-886-9
Molar mass 328.537 g·mol−1
Melting point 55 to 60 °C (131 to 140 °F; 328 to 333 K)
Boiling point > 400 °C (752 °F; 673 K)[2]
R-phrases (outdated) R22 R36/37/38 R60 R63
S-phrases (outdated) S24/25 S26 S27 S28 S36/37/39 S45 S53
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Glycol stearate (glycol monostearate or ethylene glycol monostearate) is an organic compound with the molecular formula C20H40O3. It is the ester of stearic acid and ethylene glycol. It is used as an ingredient in many types of personal care products and cosmetics including shampoos, hair conditioners, and skin lotions.[3]

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  1. ^ Ethylene glycol monostearate at
  2. ^ Bradley, E. L.; Food Additives & Contaminants, Part A: Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment 2009, V26(4), P574-582
  3. ^ Glycol stearate, Household Products Database, United States National Library of Medicine