Safety Measures/Side Effects:
The EWG rates Octyldodecanol as low hazard, although it should be noted that a study published in Cosmetics and Toiletries in 1979 showed irritation occurred in tests of Octyldodecanol, even in low concentrations, and again in a study published in the Journal of Toxicology in 1985. However, both were results were found when tested on rabbits. A 2006 study found that it enhanced the irritation of other ingredients.
MF: C20H42O MW: 298.5g/mol
Octyldodecanol is a branched chain fatty alcohol.
Octyldodecanol is a branched-chain primary alcohol used as the isomer 2-octyl-1-dodecanol in cosmetics such as lipstick as an anti-blooming agent, facepowder, It is a medium spreading emollient, with equilibrium spreading pressure of 17.0 dyne/cm.
2-Octyldodecanol is produced by the Guerbet condensation of decyl alcohol.