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
pages=13–26
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
url=http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tandf/uito/2001/00000020/A00406s4/art00004;jsessionid=1ss5wuwknmpyi.alexandra
accessdate=2007-12-28
] 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)
url=http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=en&type_doc=Decision&an_doc=2006&nu_doc=257
publisher=The Commission of the European Communities
year=2006
accessdate=2007-12-28
.
] , referring to its polyethylene glycol (PEG) molecular chain length.

Uses

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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