Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

  • INCI Name:         Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
  • Chemical Name: 2-ethylhexyl 3-(4-methoxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate
  • CAS No:              5466-77-3

Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, also called Octinoxate, is one of the safest and widely used UV B filter, which have been associated with sunburn and skin cancer, thus protecting the skin. Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, offers absorption of UV B radiation from 290 to 320 nm, used as a sun-protection agent that works on UV-B rays of the Sun and prevents skin damage. It is also used in cosmetics and personal care products to keep the other ingredients fresh and effective, help the skin to absorb other ingredients.

Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate dissolves in oil, which makes it a fat-seeking substance in the body. It can easily be dispersed into oil phase of anemulsion, is compatible with most cosmetic material and can be emulsified either hot or cold, depending upon the emulsifier. It is ideal for use in sun-care and skin-care products for everyday protection.

The maximum concentration in ready-for-use products is 7.5% in the United States (U.S.) and 10% in the European Union (E.U.).

Uses & Applications

Personal care

  • An ultraviolet (UV) protection agent commonly used in sunscreens, face foundations, and lip care products, nail polish, skin creams, etc.
  • In products other than sunscreens, it is used as a UV filter to protect the products from degrading when exposed to the sun.

Product Details

Packing

25kg/drum

 

Specification

Appearance

Colorless or light yellow liquid

Odor

Very weak, characteristic

Solubility

Soluble most organic solvent, insoluble in water

Acidity

No more than 0.8ml of 0.1N NaOH consumed

Acid value

≤1.0mg KOH/g

Refractive index

1.542-1.548

Specific gravity

1.005-1.013

Peroxide Value

1.0mg/kg Max.

Color (Hazen)

70 Max

A 1%/1cm (310nm in ethanol)

850 Min

Assay

95.0%-105%

Purity (GC)

98% Min

Individual impurity

0.5g/100g Max.

Total impurities

2.0g/100g Max.

Saponification value

189 Min.

Shelf Life

24 months

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Technical Data Sheet –Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

Material Safety Data Sheet–Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

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