Ppg-2-peg-6 coconut oil esters (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 23.02.2021

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PPG is the acronym for "polypropylene glycol", the polymer of propylene glycol (1,2-propanediol), a dihydric alcohol. The number after "PPG" indicates the average number of propylene glycol molecular units, for "PPG-2" this is 2 propylene glycol molecular units.

"PEG" denotes "polyethylene glycol", a polymer (macromolecule of low-molecular monomers - basic building blocks) of ethylene oxide (-CH2-CH2-O-). The number 6 after "PEG-" indicates the average number of ethylene oxide units, in this case 6 molecular units. "Coconut oil esters" refers to ester compounds from contents of coconut oil.

PPG-2-PEG-6 coconut oil esters are used in cosmetic formulations. The substance mixture acts as an emulsifier (surface-active substance which is used in cosmetic products as an additive to combine two immiscible liquids - e.g. oil and water - into an emulsion).

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Last updated on: 23.02.2021