Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low)
SYNONYMS2-ETHYL- C12-15 ALKYL ESTERS HEXANOIC ACID, C12-15 ALCOHOLS OCTANOATE, C12-15 ALKYL 2-ETHYLHEXANOATE, C12-15 ALKYL ESTERS HEXANOIC ACID, 2-ETHYL-, C12-15 ALKYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, C12-15 ALKYL OCTANOATE, and HEXANOIC ACID, 2-ETHYL-, C12-15 ALKYL ESTERS
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate is the ester of 2-ethylhexanoic acid and C12-15 Alcohols (q.v.)
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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