Tea-acrylates/acrylonitrogenic copolymer (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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2-propenenitriles; hydrolyzed, 2,2',2''-nitrilotrisethanol salts

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"TEA" is the acronym for triethanolamine, a quaternary ammonium compound. Triethanolamine reacts easily with fatty acids to form triethanolamine soaps and is used as a basic component in soaps and other cosmetic products. Acrylates are polymers or copolymers based on acrylic acid and/or other alkyl acrylates (acrylic acid esters). Methacrylates are polymers or copolymers based on methacrylic acid and/or its esters. "Copolymer" means a polymer composed of several different (usually two) monomers.

TEA-acrylates/acrylonitrogenes copolymer is a substance which is used in cosmetic formulations where it acts as a film former (forms a film on skin, hair or nails when applied).


Last updated on: 29.10.2020