Cetiol® C5 

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Cetiol® C5 is a clear, colorless to slightly yellowish, medium polar oil with a slight fatty odor, and a spreading value of approx. 1300 mm^2/10 min. It is a fast spreading emollient for personal care applications, particularly designed to offer a good alternative to volatile silicones like cyclomethicones. This product has a cloud point of < -5,0°C, a saponification value of 190-220, an acid number of 0,0-0,5, and a refractive index (20°C) of 1,4350-1,4390.


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