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GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

CAS Number: 65497-29-2
Chem/IUPAC Name: Guar gum, 2-hydroxy-3-(trimethylammonio)propyl ether, chloride
COSING REF No: 34177
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is a yellow or white powdered ingredient that is obtained from guar beans. It is generally used in shampoos and other hair products where it acts as a conditioner and an anti-static agent. It is also used in skin care products where it deeply conditions the skin. The chemical formula of Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is C6H16NO2. Further, it is used as a substitute for harsh silicones.

What is GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE used for?

The main function of Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is to extend conditioning properties to hair care products. It is also sometimes used in skin care products to achieve the same results.
  • Hair care: It is a positively charged ingredient, that cancels the negative charge on hair causing it to have a static or become tangled. This ingredient makes the hair silky smooth without weighing them down
  • Skin care: It nourishes the skin and also increases the viscosity of the formulations

Origin

Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is a plant-based ingredient that is extracted from guar beans. Even though it is sourced from natural means, it is still synthetic because of the way it is made. After the extraction process is complete and a natural gum has been obtained from the guar beans, it is then purified and filtered. After this, the natural gum is reacted with epoxides to make Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride.

What does GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE do in a formulation?

  • Antistatic
  • Hair conditioning
  • Skin conditioning
  • Viscosity controlling

Safety Profile of GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride is very safe and has almost no side effects. It can cause minor irritation on highly sensitive skin. Therefore, a patch test is recommended prior to use. Other than this, there is no carcinogenicity or toxicity associated with it. Moreover, it is biodegradable.

GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE Alternatives

GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE Technical profile

Property Values
Melting Point >300°C
Solubility Soluble in water
Viscosity High

Who supplies GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE ?

Thornley Company
CISME Italy
Spec-Chem Industry
Lucid Colloids
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Commercial Selection

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