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Macrogol-15-hydroxystearate

2-Hydroxyethyl-12-hydroxyoctadecanoate

Macrogol-15-hydroxystearate
Non-ionic solubiliser whose solubilizing capacity is based on the formation of micelles. In creams and lotions, it can be used as a solubiliser for hydrophobic actives, though a viscosity rise may be observed on increasing the quantity of the excipient
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Macrogol-15-hydroxystearate
Macrogol-15-hydroxystearate
Primary function
Solubility enhancer
Typical use level
It can be evaluated in the range of 1 - 2% w/w
Physical data

  • Appearance: Yellowish-white waxy mass or paste at room temperature, which becomes a liquid at ~ 30°C
  • HLB: Between 14 - 16

Benefits / Claims
Emulsifier/co-emulsifier activity. Can also be evaluated as a wetting agent
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