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Diethylhexylsuccinate

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SYNONYMS

BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL) ESTER BUTANEDIOIC ACID, BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL) SUCCINATE, BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)BUTANEDIOATE, BUTANEDIOIC ACID, BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL) ESTER, BUTANEDIOIC ACID, BIS(2ETHYLHEXYL) ESTER, DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL)BUTANEDIOATE; DI(2-ETHYLHEXYL)SUCCINATE, DI-(2-ETHYLHEXYL) SUCCINATE, DIETHYLHEXYL SUCCINATE, DIETHYLHEXYLSUCCINATE, and DIOCTYL SUCCINATE

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Diethylhexyl Succinate is a diester of 2-ethylhexyl alcohol and Succinic Acid (q.v.).

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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foundation43 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
moisturizer3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
around-eye cream2 products
serums & essences2 products
mask1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
2 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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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