Hydroxystearic acid (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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12-HSA; 12-hydroxyoctadecanoic acid; 12-hydroxystearic acid; 12-Hydroxystearic acid; CAS number: 106-14-9

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Hydroxystearic acid (12-hydroxystearic acid) is a substance used in cosmetic formulations. The substance acts as emulsifier (changes the interfacial tension of liquids like water and oil so that they can be mixed together) and surfactant (washing-active substance).

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12-hydroxystearic acid is widely used in technical fields for the production of "soap thickeners" for lubricating greases.


Last updated on: 29.10.2020