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IPP (Isopropyl Palmitate)

Chemical Name: Hexadecanoic Acid, Isopropyl Ester

CAS#: 142-91-6

  • Product Details & Information

    An ester derived from isopropyl alcohol and palmitic acid, isopropyl palmitate is used in many industrial processes as an emollient, thickening agent, moisturizer and anti-static agent. Acme-Hardesty manufactures a vegetable-based isopropyl palmitate containing a minimum 90 percent C16 esters. A high-quality product suitable for the most demanding applications, our isopropyl palmitate is the choice of some of today’s leading pharma, personal care and food and beverage manufacturers.

  • Uses & Applications

    Pharmaceuticals: Topical Medicinal Preparations

    Personal Care and Cosmetics: Emollient, Moisturizer, Thickening Agent

    Flavor and Fragrance: Solvent, Binder, Diluent

    Product Applications and Characteristics

    Isopropyl palmitate is a colorless liquid with a faint odor. When stored properly at room temperature, it has a shelf life of up to two years from the date of manufacture. Our product is tested to ASTM standards to confirm a maximum acid value of 0.5 mg KOH/g, a maximum iodine value of 1g/100g and a moisture content of no more than 0.1 percent. For a detailed list of specs, download the product data sheet.

    Use Acme-Hardesty isopropyl palmitate in the preparation of topical medications, personal care products and cosmetics. It can also be used a solvent, binder and diluent for food-grade flavors and fragrances. To obtain more information about potential applications or for answers to any of your questions about our isopropyl palmitate, contact Acme-Hardesty.

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    Safe Handling Requirements

    Isopropyl palmitate is biodegradable and unlikely to irritate lungs or skin. Follow normal chemical handling procedures and store in a sealed container in a cool dry place. Seek medical attention if itching, burning or redness occurs following prolonged exposure. For more information, download the product MSDS.

    A Commitment to Sustainability

    As more consumers are educating themselves about the additives in their food and cosmetics, there is a clear need for industrial chemicals that are produced in a responsible, ethical manner. Acme-Hardesty has been at the forefront of sustainability in our industry for more than 70 years. We derive our isopropyl palmitate entirely from vegetable-based, GMO-free oils. We never test our products on animals, and they contain no common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, grain, dairy, eggs, fish and gluten.

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  • Shelf Life

    Two Years from Date of Manufacture when stored according to MSDS recommendations

  • INCI Name

    Isopropyl Palmitate

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Sales Specifications of IPP (Isopropyl Palmitate)

ParametersSpecificationsTest Methods
Identification Passes Test USP/NF
Appearance Passes Test In-House Method
Odor Passes Test In-House Method
Acid Value, mgKOH/g 0.5 max ASTM D 1980-87
Saponification Value, mgKOH/g 183 – 193 ASTM D 5558-95
Iodine Value, g/100g 1.0 max ASTM D 5554-95
Color APHA (Hazen) 20 max ASTM D 1209-84
Dyn. Viscosity @ 20°C, mPas 5 – 10 ASTM D 445-88
Moisture (m/m), % 0.1 max ASTM D 1744-92
Specific Gravity @ 25°C 0.850 – 0.855 ASTM D 1298-85
Residue on Ignition (m/m), % 0.1 max In-House Method
Refractive Index @ 25°C 1.435 – 1.438 ASTM D 1747-99
Residual Solvents Passes Test USP/NF
C14 Ester (m/m), % 5.0 max In-House Method
C16 Ester (m/m), % 90.0 min In-House Method
C18 Ester (m/m), % 5.0 max In-House Method
Specs & MSDS of Isopropyl Palmitate