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Behenic Acid #220

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Koster Keunen
Behenic Acid. Behenic Acid #220 by Koster Keunen acts as an emulsifier, wax & consistency factor, thickener, conditioning and gelling agent. It is a plant derived high molecular weight fatty acid. It is not tested on animals. It is an alternative to stearic acid and provides improved skin feel, greater stability and better active delivery. Behenic Acid #220 is used in sticks, emulsions, sun care, antiperspirants, pomades, skin and hair care products. It complies with Kosher regulations. It is listed on Canada, Japan, China and Australia inventories. It has a minimum shelf life of 2 years.

Behenic Acid #220

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Koster Keunen
Claims
  • Thickeners & Stabilizers
  • Waxes / Consistency Factors > Vegetal Origin Waxes & Butters
  • Conditioning Agents
  • Emulsifiers
  • bio/ organic
  • non-animal
INCI Names
BEHENIC ACID
CAS Number
112-85-6
EINECS/ELINCS No:
204-010-8
Color
White
Product Status
COMMERCIAL
Applications/ Recommended for
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...) > Antiperspirants & deodorants
Origine/Nature
Plant extracts
Regulatory Status
US, EU, JAPAN
Bio Based
Yes
Bio Based Content Comments
Plant-derived
Labels/Agency Rating
CANADA
JAPAN
CHINA
AUSTRALIA
KOSHER

Behenic Acid #220 Properties

Property

Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Melting Point, USP 741
74 - 79 °C
Acid Value, USP 401
161 - 169 mg KOH/g
SpecialChem additionnal informations based on CAS Number : 112-85-6

Hansen Solubility Parameters

[16.2, 4.3, 2.3]
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[δD - Dispersion force interactions, δP - Polar force interactions, δH - Hydrogen bond force interactions]

Please note, these HSP values are estimations. It is based upon the “like seeks like” principle. It splits an ingredients interactions into three parameters; δD (Dispersion force interactions), δP (Polar forces interactions) and δH (Hydrogen bond force interactions). Hansen Solubility Parameters can help you find a wide range of products that are predicted to be compatible with Behenic Acid #220. A practical determination of these HSP values would provide higher certainty. Learn More.

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