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CAS Number 68333-82-4, 1335203-30-9
Chem/IUPAC Name: Amides, coco, n-(2-hydroxypropyl)
EINECS/ELINCS No: 269-793-0
COSING REF No: 32920
Cocamide MIPA is a mixture of isopropanolamides of coconut acid. It acts as a surfactant, foam booster, viscosity controller, and emulsifier in personal care products. It may be available as a white to pale yellow solid.

What is COCAMIDE MIPA used for?

Cocamide MIPA is an emulsifier, and surfactant that controls viscosity, boosts foam, and also helps in stabilizing the product.
  • Hair care: It is found in shampoos, hair dyes, conditioners, dandruff treatments. In shampoo, it works as a surfactant and foaming agent
  • Toiletries: Body washes, bubble bath products, exfoliants/scrubs, cleansers, and liquid hand soaps


Cocamide MIPA is obtained by reacting coconut oil with monoisopropanolamine.

What does COCAMIDE MIPA do in a formulation?

  • Emulsifying
  • Emulsion stabilising
  • Foam boosting
  • Foaming
  • Surfactant
  • Viscosity controlling

Safety Profile of COCAMIDE MIPA

It has been declared safe to use on the skin and does not harm the skin in any way. It is considered safe for use in cosmetics and personal care products.

COCAMIDE MIPA Alternatives

COCAMIDE MIPA Technical profile

Property Values
Melting Point 35°C
pH 6.5
Solubility Soluble in water
Viscosity 10,000 cP
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