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Propylene glycol monocaprylate

Propylene glycol monocaprylate

Propylene glycol monocaprylate
It finds good use in topical formulations as a co-emulsifier and emulsifier.
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Propylene glycol monocaprylate
Propylene glycol monocaprylate
Primary function
Emulsifier/ co-emulsifier
Typical use level
For lotions, as an emulsifier and co - emulsifier, it can be used up to 3% w/w.
Physical data

  • Appearance: clear liquid
  • HLB: 5 - 6
  • C8 fatty acid: 98% min
  • Mixture of the propylene glycol mono and diester of caprylic acid.
  • Type I Propylene glycol caprylate contains min. of 55% monoesters, while Type II contains 90% monoesters.

Benefits / Claims
Possesses antimicrobial activity. Excellent solubiliser for poorly soluble drugs. Acts as a penetration enhancer and can be used as an emollient.
Suitable for
Cream/ Emulsion
Softgel Capsules
Gel
Lotion

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