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Optiphen™ BD

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    Benzyl Alcohol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid

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Optiphen™ BD is based on a combination of Benzoic Acid and Dehydroacetic Acid in Benzyl Alcohol. It does not contain formaldehyde or any formaldehyde-releasing substances and conforms to the regulations of the EC cosmetics law. It has proven to be an effective preserving system for rinse- off-products like shampoos, shower-gels, foam-baths etc. This product is well suited for high-quality care-cosmetics like creams, emulsions, lotions and gels, if they conform to the necessary pH- conditions.

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Name (CAS Number)
Benzoic acid (65-85-0) Sign in to view
Dehydroacetic acid (520-45-6) Sign in to view
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Name (CAS Number)
Benzoic acid (65-85-0)
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Benzyl alcohol (100-51-6)
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Dehydroacetic acid (520-45-6)
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Ashland develops and produces a comprehensive line of biofunctionals, fixative and styling polymers, bioadhesives, and rheology and conditioning polymers for the Personal Care industry. To help formulators create blockbuster innovations, Ashland focuses on breakthrough chemistries that deliver advanced performance properties in hair care, skin care, sun care, and oral care products.

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