What is 1,2-Octanediol

1,2-Octanediol, also known as caprylyl glycol, is a diol with the molecular formula CH3(CH2)5CHOHCH2OH.It is a common component of many creams and ointments, where it is used as a skin conditioning agent. It is also noted to have some antimicrobial (preserving) ability.


1 2-Octanediol Properties
Melting point:36-38 °C(lit.)
Boiling point:131-132 °C10 mm Hg(lit.)
Density 0.914
vapor density >1 (vs air)
Flash point:>230 °F
solubility 3 g/L (20°C)



Because of its multi-functioning nature (moisturizer & anti-microbial), Its compatibility with many cosmetic ingredients and its pH-independent broad efficacy against germs allow for the use in a plethora of personal care products such as facial moisturizer, sunscreen, anti-aging treatment, lip gloss, mascara, concealer, cleanser and foundation.1,2-Octanediol is a skin conditioning-agent. In cosmetic products, the ingredient adds moisture and works as an emollient. 


Zhufeng Chemical is a leading chemical supplier to offer 1,2-Octanediol.Purity: 98% (min)(GC). Apperance: colorless liquid or white solid.We have 1,2-Octanediol REACH registered.If you need this chemical, welcome to contact us to get the best quotation.





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