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HallTress® DIBA Special

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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