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Myristic Acid

Myristic Acid

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Description
Also called tetradecanoic acid, myristic acid is a fractionated saturated fatty acid that occurs naturally in certain fats and oils including nutmeg butter, coconut oil, and palm oil. Nutmeg, palm oil and coconut oil contain high levels of myristic acid. It is widely used as raw material in the production of emulsifiers, anionic & nonionic surfactants, ester & flavors. Saponification value 243-249.

Benefits
  • Used primarily as a surfactant, cleansing¬† and thickening agent
  • Has good emulsifying and opacifying properties
  • Provides some thickening effects

Use
Add to oil-phase of formula or in phase with surfactants. Typical use level 0.5-10%. For external use only.

Applications
All kinds of personal care products including soaps, cleansing creams, lotions, hair conditioners, shaving products.

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