Propylene glycol cocoate

Propylene glycol cocoate is a chemical compound produced by the esterification of polyoxyalkyl alcohols with lauric acid. [cite journal
journal=International Journal of Toxicology
volume=20, Supplement 4
date=4 January 2001
publisher=Taylor and Francis Ltd
title=Final Report on the Safety Assessment of PEG-25 Propylene Glycol Stearate, PEG-75 Propylene Glycol Stearate, PEG-120 Propylene Glycol Stearate, PEG-10 Propylene Glycol, PEG-8 Propylene Glycol Cocoate, and PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate
] Its chemical designation is PEG-8 [citation
title=2006/257/EC: Commission Decision of 9 February 2006 amending Decision 96/335/EC establishing an inventory and a common nomenclature of ingredients employed in cosmetic products (Text with EEA relevance)
publisher=The Commission of the European Communities
] , referring to its polyethylene glycol (PEG) molecular chain length.


Propylene glycol cocoate is used in cosmetics and toothpaste to form emulsions, which it does by reducing surface tension in the substances of which an emulsified form is required.


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