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  • HLB value

    Posted by curiouschemist on May 16, 2023 at 3:40 am

    Hi, does fatty acid esters in particular Stearyl palmitate has HLB value and how is the HLB value calculated? Or better to call it required HLB?

    Koko replied 6 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • chemicalmatt

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    May 16, 2023 at 10:04 am

    It is the required HLB, correct. For stearyl palmitate the required HLB = 10. The required HLB values calculated for fatty esters and other builders is somewhat nebulous and to be taken as approximate.

    • curiouschemist

      Member
      May 17, 2023 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you for your reply. In this case, can the rHLB be calculated for stearyl palmitate using the Griffin’s method?

  • Koko

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    May 18, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    Hello i apologize this is off topic but I want to enquire if you’ve taken the chemist corner practical formulating course I need to know if it’s a certified course and if the course makes one a cosmetic chemist

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