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Myristyl lactate

With its emollient effects (softening) on the skin, it gives skin and hair luster. It is used as base agent in shampoos, lipsticks, and various creams.

CAS No.
DL:1323-03-1
SDS
SDS(123KB)

Basic Information

Cetyl/myristyl lactate is a white, wax-like solid made from lactic acid and esters of cetyl/myristyl alcohols. It is used as a skin lubricant and emollient with excellent softening properties, which makes skin and hair soft to the touch. It reduces glare, stickiness, and other effects of oil while also helping to prevent drying from alcohols and protect skin and hair. It also helps promote skin absorption of pharmaceuticals.

Product Specifications

Myristyl lactate is the ester of myristyl alcohol and lactic acid. It is used as a skin lubricant and emollient with excellent softening properties.

1.Description A colorless or pale yellow liquid, or a white solid, it is odorless or has a slightly peculiar smell.
2.Identification Test (1)Reacts with lactic acid salt.
(2)Hydroxyl value is between 249 to 292.
3.Purity Test (1)Clarity and Color of Solution Transparent
(2)Heavy Metals 20μg/g or less
(3)Arsenic 2.0μg/g or less
4.Specific gravity d2535 0.892 - 0.904
5.Acid value No more than 2.0
6.Saponific value 166 - 196
7.Melting Point 29 - 34℃
8.Residue on Ignition 0.10% or less
9.Loss on Drying 2.0% or less

Product Testing Method

Testing methods in accordance with the section on medical product raw material standards for myristyl lactate or with general testing methods.

Main Applications and Effects

Main applications

Cosmetics Lipsticks, creams, shampoos, and conditioners

It is a white, wax-like solid made from ester compounds consisting of lactic acid and myristyl alcohol (tetradecanol), which is a 14-carbon alcohol.
It is used as a skin lubricant and emollient with excellent softening properties, which makes skin and hair soft to the touch. It has a low melting point near that of human body temperature and gives skin and hair a silky feeling. Because of this effect, it is widely used as a base agent in shampoos, lipsticks, and various creams.

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