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Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
(in 12,789 products)

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ISCE InhaleISCE SwallowISCE ContactISCE Environment
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1. Gelling Agent / Thickener - Increases the viscosity by thickening the liquid to give it more texture
2. Viscosity Controlling Agent - Maintains or alters the thickness of a liquid, mostly used in cosmetics
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is a family of compounds related to polyacrylates. The C10-30 (carbon chain which is 10-30 carbon atoms in length) part of the name indicates the presence of alkyl groups from 'Capric (C10)' all the way to 'Melissic (C30)' which react with acrylic/methacrylic acid monomers. The mixture of hydrocarbons is usually indicative that the ingredient has not been fully refined and purified (purification in the sense that only a single compound is present). Acrylate crosspolymers are also called Carbomers or Carbopols.
Please see Carbomer for further information.
Regulatory References:
1. Cosmetic Ingredient Review
- Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

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