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INCI Name: Diisooctyl Adipate
Product Code: 2346
CAS #: 108-63-4
EINECS: 203-601-8
Brand: HallStar®

HallStar® DCA (Diisooctyl Adipate) is the clear, almost colorless, liquid esterification product of adipic acid and castor oil-derived capryl [2-octyl] alcohol. It is a light emollient that is readily emulsified and compatible in any emulsion system common to personal care products. It is utilized in roll-on antiperspirant/ deodorants, perfumed body oils and moisturizing bath oils and may find application in hair care and other bath and toiletries products. It provides skin an elegant afterfeel when used in bath oils. Typical use levels are as follows:

Hair care products: 0.05 – 0.25% as a plasticizer for styling resins, or 0.5 – 5% as a glossing agent for conditioners.

Skin care products: 5 – 20% of oil phase as a feel modifier or solvent for other ingredients in the emulsion, or 5 – 50% as the oil phase in bath products.

Features & Benefits:

  • Emollient
  • Solubilizing Agent
Appearance Clear almost colorless lightly oily liquid
Color (APHA = PtCo) 40
Odor Mild, characteristic
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 305
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 1
Specific Gravity (25°C/25°C) 0.914
Refractive Index (25°C) 1.440
Dielectric Constant (25°C) 4.10
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Cosmetic Esters
  • Mineral Oil
  • Silicones
  • Vegetable Oil
Solvency Of
  • Avobenzone (12%)
  • Bemotrizinol (4.5%)
  • Ethylhexyl Triazone (4%)
  • Oxybenzone (18%)
Toxicology Profile
  • Acute Inhalation Toxicity: Inhalation of hot vapors may cause dizziness.
  • Dermal: Repeated or prolonged contact may cause irritation.
  • Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed, and may irritate mouth, throat and stomach.
  • Ocular: May cause slight eye irritation in some individuals.
  • Drum - 40lbs
  • Pail - 390lbs

Regional Approvals:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • US


  • Antiperspirants
  • Bath Additives
  • Deodorants
  • Hair Conditioners
  • Styling Aids

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