Isopropyl myristate Identifiers CAS number EC number RTECS number XB8600000 Jmol-3D images Image 1 Properties Molecular formula C17H34O2 Molar mass 270.451 g/mol Density 0.85 g/cm³, liquid Boiling point
167 °C (9 mmHg)
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Isopropyl myristate is used in cosmetic and topical medicinal preparations where good absorption through the skin is desired. It is also used as a pesticide-free treatment against head lice which works by dissolving the wax that covers the exoskeleton of head lice, killing them by dehydration.
It is also the non-aqueous component of the two-phase mouthwash, Dentyl pH, where it removes bacteria from the oral cavity.
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