Ethylhexyl palmitate

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Ethylhexyl palmitate

Ethylhexyl palmitate, or octyl palmitate, is the ester of 2-ethylhexyl alcohol (which occurs in essential oils) and palmitic acid (obtained from palm trees). Ethylhexyl palmitate is used in cosmetic formulations as a solvent, carrying agent, pigment wetting agent, fragrance fixative and emollient.