What is ethylhexyl palmitate?

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Dec 26, 2015

Ethylhexyl palmitate is the industrial name for 2-ethylhexyl hexadecanoate.


The name tells you that the compound is an ester formed by the reaction of hexadecanoic acid (palmitic acid)

Palmitic acid

with 2-ethylhexan-1-ol.


The structure of the ester is

ethylhexyl palmitate