: Glycol stearate is the ester of ethylene glycol and stearic acid. It is generally used as a pearlizing agent in shampoos and liquid hand soaps. It also functions as a bodying agent and emulsion stabilizer in these systems. It is generally used in low solids content formulations because it tends to build viscosity. HLB 2-3. Levels of 2-4% are recommended. CAS #
: 111-60-4 INCI Name
: Glycol stearate Specifications
Appearance @ 25°C Light waxy flakes
Saponification Value 180-188
Acid Value 4 Max.
Color, Gardner 2 Max.
Melting Point, °C 54-58
Iodine Value 1 max Storage / Shelf Life
: Stable when stored at a dry and cool place. Documents