What Are Esters?
Esters are derived from substitution reaction of carboxylic acid and alcohol with elimination of water. Esters are a sweet-smelling substance. Additionally, they can be turned into polymers known as polyesters. Oils and fats are the best examples of esters. To differentiate between oil and fat, is measured by the melting point. If the melting point is lower than the room temperature, then it’s said to be oil (typically vegetable oil) or when the ester remains solid at room temperature its considered to be a fat.
(Iso Propyl Myristate, Iso Propyl Palmitate, Iso Propyl Laurate, Iso Propyl Oleate)
(Caprylic / Capric Trigylceride, Glycerol Trioleate)
(N – Butyl Stearate)
(Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Oleate)
(Methyl Laurate, Methyl Oleate)
Personal Care & Cosmetics Industry
Thickening Agent, Emollient, Lubricant, Parabens
Solvent, Scent, Low Molecular Weight, Low Volatility
Household & Industrial Use
Oxidative Stability, Defoamer, Emulsifier, Solvent
Defoamer, Plasticizer, Solvent, Intermediate
Food & Flavor Industry
Enhancer, Sweet Flavor, Preservative, Emulsifier
Solvent, Plasticizer, Lubricant, Flavor