Diethylhexyl adipate (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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BEHA; Bis (2-ethylhexyl) adipate; CAS number: 103-23-1; DEHA; di(2-ethylhexyl) adipates; Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipates; Diisooctyl adipate.

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Diethylhexyl adipate is a preparation used in cosmetic formulations. Chemically the substance is an ester of 2-ethylhexanol and adipic acid. Diethylhexyl adipate acts as an emollient (makes the skin smooth and supple), film former (forms a film on skin, hair or nails when applied) and softener (makes a substance soft or smooth).

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Adipates are salts or esters of adipic acid (hexandioic acid)

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Adipates; Adipic acid;


Last updated on: 29.10.2020