The website of Personal Care Global

Potassium cetyl phosphate in natural formulations

Schill+Seilacher discuss a remarkable material, which does not always behave as expected

Simple rules of science are sometimes in conflict with experimental results. Wellknown models do not always describe the mechanisms of real systems. 

Potassium cetyl phosphate (PCetP) is such a material in which several rules are broken when it is used as emulsifier. HLB estimation methods1 would not predict that this anionic surfactant is an effective emulsifier. Macroemulsions based on it are remarkable in terms of their long-term stability and they show an extraordinary degree of robustness. 

PCetP is neither water- nor oil-soluble as it tends to build-up natural membranes at interfaces. A synergism can be achieved when using long chain fatty alcohols as a partner. Valuable gel-like emulsions can be obtained in a natural way due to the formation of lamellar structures. This is similar to what is known about the essential role of phospholipids for living cells. 

Log in or register FREE to read the rest

This story is Premium Content and is only available to registered users. Please log in at the top of the page to view the full text. If you don't already have an account, please register with us completely free of charge.
Register

Upcoming Events

SCSS Suppliers Day - SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE MARRIOTT TANG PLAZA HOTEL
Thursday 25th & Friday 26th August 2022

32nd IFSCC Congress

Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster
19-22 September 2022

in-cosmetics Latin America 2022

Expo Center Norte, Sao Paulo
21 - 22 September

Cosmetorium 2022

Palau de Congressos de Barcelona
28 - 29 September

SEPAWA 2022

Estrel Congress Center, Berlin
26 - 28 October

in-cosmetics Asia 2022

BITEC Bangkok, Thailand
1 - 3 November 2022

Access the latest issue of Personal Care Global on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Personal Care Global app from your device's App store

Upcoming Events

SCSS Suppliers Day - SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE MARRIOTT TANG PLAZA HOTEL
Thursday 25th & Friday 26th August 2022

32nd IFSCC Congress

Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster
19-22 September 2022

in-cosmetics Latin America 2022

Expo Center Norte, Sao Paulo
21 - 22 September

Cosmetorium 2022

Palau de Congressos de Barcelona
28 - 29 September

SEPAWA 2022

Estrel Congress Center, Berlin
26 - 28 October

in-cosmetics Asia 2022

BITEC Bangkok, Thailand
1 - 3 November 2022

Access the latest issue of Personal Care Global on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Personal Care Global app from your device's App store

Step Communications Ltd, Step House, North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3DR
Tel: 01892 779999 Fax: 01892 616177
www.step-communications.com
© 2022 Step Communications Ltd. Registered in England. Registration Number 3893025