Ethylhexylglycerin
(in 32,906 products)

Potential Risk Index®:

ISCE InhaleISCE SwallowISCE ContactISCE Environment
PRI Legend

About:

Functions:
1. Preservative - Prevents and inhibits the growth of unwanted microorganisms which may be harmful
2. Surfactant - Reduces the surface tension to allow mixtures to be formed evenly. Emulsifier is a specific type of surfactant which allows two liquids to mix together evenly
Ethylhexylglycerin or octoxyglycerin, is a synthetic compound derived from grains and plants and works by reducing interfacial tension on the cellular walls of micro-organisms, promoting their more rapid destruction and a wider spectrum activity
Ethylhexylglycerin serves as a surfactant and acts as a safe preservative in minute amounts. It's a proven preservative-enhancer and is often used instead of controversial parabens. It is used as a deodorizer and skin conditioner.
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Safety and Hazards (UN GHS):

1. Harmful in contact with skin (H312)
2. Causes serious eye damage (H318)
3. Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects (H412)

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