Your solution

Propylene glycol monolaurate

1,2- Propanediol monolaurate

Propylene glycol monolaurate
It finds good use in topical formulations as a co-emulsifier and emulsifier.
Your selection
Propylene glycol monolaurate
Propylene glycol monolaurate
Primary function
Co-emulsifier
Typical use level
It is listed in the IID. For creams and emulsions, as a co - emulsifier, it can be used up to 3% w/w.
Physical data

  • Appearance at 20°C: Clear, colourless or slightly yellow oily liquid
  • C12 fatty acid: ≥95.0%
  • Mixture of the propylene glycol mono and diester of lauric acid.
  • Type I Propylene glycol monolaurate contains min. of 45% monoesters, while Type II contains 90% monoesters.
  • HLB: 4.5

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

Start a new journey to explore other applications

How can we support you with Propylene glycol monolaurate?

I am looking for...