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Isopropyl Myristate

Isopropyl Myristate (IPM) is an ester of isopropyl alcohol myristic acid. It is mainly used as a solubilizer, emulsifier and emollient in cosmetic and topical medicines. It also finds applications as a flavoring agent in the food industry.
  • Colorless Liquid
  • 110-27-0
  • C17H34O2
  • 270.45
  • 203-751-4
  • 144.1°C


Isopropyl Myristate Specification


Colorless or slightly yellow oily liquid

Ester Content 98.0% Min
Acid Value(mgKOH/g) 0.5 Max
Hazen (Color) 30 Max
Refractive Index(20℃) 1.434-1.438
Specific Gravity(20℃) 0.850-0.855

COA - Isopropyl Myristate.pdf


Isopropyl Myristate Chemical Properties:

Isopropyl Myristate (IPM) is a clear, colorless, practically odorless liquid of low viscosity that congeals at about 5℃. It consists of esters of propan-2-ol and saturated high molecular weight fatty acids, principally myristic acid.

Isopropyl Myristate Production Methods:

Isopropyl Myristate (IPM) may be prepared either by the esterification of myristic acid with propan-2-ol or by the reaction of myristoyl chloride and propan-2-ol with the aid of a suitable dehydrochlorinating agent. A high-purity material is also commercially available, produced by enzymatic esterification at low temperature.

Isopropyl Myristate Safety Profile:

Isopropyl Myristate (IPM) is widely used in cosmetics and topical pharmaceutical formulations, and is generally regarded as a nontoxic and nonirritant material.


Isopropyl Myristate Storage:

Isopropyl Myristate (IPM) is resistant to oxidation and hydrolysis, and does not become rancid. It should be stored in a well-closed container in a cool, dry place and protected from light.

Isopropyl Myristate Package:

175kgs drum, 14 tons in one 20ft container with pallets.


Isopropyl Myristate Application

Isopropyl Myristate is an emollient, moisturizer, binder, and skin softener that also assists in product penetration. An ester of myristic acid, it is naturally occurring in coconut oil and nutmeg. Although isopropyl myristate is generally considered comedogenic, some ingredient manufacturers clearly specify non-comedogenicity on their data sheets.


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