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TRICAPRYLIN


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps

About TRICAPRYLIN: Tricaprylin is a triester of glycerin and caprylic acid.

Function(s): Fragrance Ingredient; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive; EMOLLIENT; MASKING; SKIN CONDITIONING; SOLVENT

Synonym(s): 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER CAPRYLIC ACID; 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER OCTANOIC ACID; CAPRYLIC ACID, 1,2,3-PROPANETRIYL ESTER; CAPRYLIN; GLYCEROL TRIOCTANOATE; GLYCEROL TRIOCTANOATE; GLYCERYL TRICAPRYLATE; OCTANOIC ACID, 1,2,3PROPANETRIYL ESTER; TRIOCTANOIN; CAPRYLIC ACID TRIGLYCERIDE; GLYCEROL TRICAPRYLATE; GLYCEROL TRIOCTANOATE

Enhanced skin absorption

Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
329 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
IFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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