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INCI Name: Diisobutyl Adipate
Product Code: 2331
CAS #: 141-04-8
EINECS: 205-450-3
Brand: HallTress®

HallTress® DIBA Special is a multifunctional (plasticizer, emollient, solvent), synthetically produced diester of Isobutyl Alcohol and Adipic Acid. It is non-occlusive, non-oily, is mildly drying and has fast spreading action and good solvent properties. It finds application as a plasticizer for hair fixatives and nail polishes and enamels and as a hydro-alcoholic coupler for colognes and toilet waters. It also finds application as an emollient, skin conditioner, solvent, penetrant, superfatting agent, and pigment wetter/dispersant in bath products and skin lotions and as a relatively polar solid UV filter solvent in sunscreens.

Features & Benefits:

  • Emollient
  • Hydroalcoholic Coupler
  • Pigment Wetter & Dispersant
  • Resin Plasticizer
  • Sunscreen Solvent
  • Superfatting Agent
Appearance Clear colorless to pale yellow liquid
Color (APHA = PtCo) 50 Maximum
Odor Mild, characteristic
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 0.30 Maximum
Refractive Index (25°C) 1.4302
Specific Gravity (25°C/25°C) 0.9511
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 435
Required HLB 9
Dielectric Constant (25°C) 5.23
Viscosity (cP, 25°C) 5
Freezing Point (°C) < -5
Insoluble In
  • Glycerin
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Alcohol [Ethanol]
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Cyclotetrasiloxane
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Isopropyl Myristate
Solvency Of
  • Ethylhexyl Triazone 11%
  • 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor (Enzacamene) 10%
  • Salicylic Acid (10%)
Toxicology Profile
  • Ocular / Eye Irritation: May cause irritation
  • Skin Irritation: Repeated or prolonged contact may cause irritation
  • Drum - 420lbs
  • Pail - 40lbs

Regional Approvals:

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


  • Beach Wear Sun Care
  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Fragrances
  • Nail Care
  • Styling Aids


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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
Ante-aging Daily Wear SPF 30 Sunscreen SprayASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ13-51
Anti-Aging Spray SPF 50ASEAN, Australia, JapanJZ7-253
BB Cream with SPF 30 Sun ProtectionASEAN, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ7-93
Broad Spectrum O/W SPF 40 Sunscreen CreamASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSURRP2-68 Ref. JZ7-303
Broad Spectrum Oil-in-Water SPF 30 Sunscreen CreamASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ8-157
Broad Spectrum Oil-in-Water SPF 60 Sunscreen CreamASEAN, Australia, EU, MERCOSURRP2-33 Ref JZ8-81
Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen CreamASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USJZ4-299
Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen LotionASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USJZ3-160
Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen CreamASEAN, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ6-230
Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion SprayASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ6-288
Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen CreamASEAN, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ6-297
Broad Spectrum SPF ~65, PFA (PPD) ~ 30 Sunscreen SprayMERCOSUR, USJZ4-11
Oil-in-Water BB Cream with SPF 40 Sun ProtectionASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ8-159
Sport Sunscreen Spray SPF 30MERCOSUR, USJZ7-252B
Sunscreen Cream SPF 40ASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ7-304
Sunscreen Cream SPF 50ASEAN, Australia, EU, MERCOSURJZ8-17
Sunscreen Cream SPF 50ASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ7-144B
Sunscreen Cream SPF 50ASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ7-65
Sunscreen Cream SPF 50+ASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ7-66
Sunscreen Cream SPF 50+ASEAN, Australia, EU, MERCOSURJZ8-42B
Sunscreen Cream SPF 50+ (60) PFA 50ASEAN, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ7-53B
Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30US, Canada, China, EU, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, New Zealand, ASEAN, MERCOSURJZ7-21B
Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30ASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ7-295
Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30ASEAN, Australia, EU, MERCOSURRP1-273 Ref JZ8-81
Sunscreen Lotion SPF 35ASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ7-52B
Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40MERCOSUR, USJZ7-125B
Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40China, USJZ7-24
Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50MERCOSUR, USJZ7-127
Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ASEAN, EU, Japan, MERCOSURJZ7-54B
Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 30ASEAN, Canada, China, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ8-78B
Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 30ASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USJZ8-78

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