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IUPAC Name: zinc;tetradecanoate
CAS: 16260-27-8
Deprecated CAS: 8047-58-3
European Community (EC) Number: 240-369-7


Zinc Myristate is used as Anti-Agglomerating: Ensures the fluidity of solid particles and limits their agglomeration in cosmetic products in powder or hard mass.
Zinc Myristate is used as Opacifier: Reduces the transparency or translucency of cosmetics.
Zinc Myristate is used as Viscosity control agent: Increase or decrease the viscosity of cosmetics.
Zinc myristate is a Zinc salt of myristic acid Zinc myristate uses and applications include: Lubricants; slipping agent; stabilizer; thickener; wetting agent; mold release agent; vulcanizing accelerator; greases; opacifier, viscous control agent, base in cosmetics; in food packaging adhesives; in components of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods; defoamer in food packaging coatings and paperpaperboard; in cellophane for food packaging; rubber articles intended for repeated use in food packaging; surface lubricants used in the manufacture of food-contact metallic articles.
Zinc Myristate is Emulsifier, Fatty acid salts, often added to makeup products to increase ease of use, when you sweat, and has too much oil on the surface of your skin, Zinc Myristate will seem that white powder appear on face, and look not natural. 
More suitable apply on a dry skin or in winter.
Zinc Myristate is used as Anticaking agent.
Zinc Myristate is used as slip modifier.
Zinc Myristate is used as viscosity increasing agent.
zinc myristate is also used as adhesion enhancers in face powders. 
Zinc Myristate is used for ANTICAKING : preventing agglomeration of particulate solids into lumps or hard masses (cohesive cake), thus allowing free flow of particles.
Zinc Myristate is used for OPACIFYING : reducing transparency or translucency of cosmetics.
Zinc Myristate is used for VISCOSITY CONTROLLING : increasing or decreasing the viscosity (thickness) of cosmetics.
Zinc Myristate is used as Rheology modifier - increases the viscosity of the preparation and facilitates the application of the cosmetic over the skin. 
Zinc Myristate acts as an anti-caking agent, helps ensure the fluidity of solid particles and reduces their agglomeration in cosmetic products. 
Zinc Myristate as An opacifying substance that reduces the transparency of cosmetics.


Zinc Myristate is a white powder with a slightly waxy odor. 
Zinc Myristate is used as a dry binder in the personal care and cosmetics industry, especially for eyeshadows and pressed powder formulations. 
The strong cohesive properties of dry binders make them easier to disperse allowing the formulator to decrease the amount of lipids. 
They are also hydrophobic, and simplify the pressing of powders.
Zinc Myristate is a hydrophobic dry binder. 
The strong cohesive properties of dry binders make them easy to disperse and helps with the pressability of powders.
Myristic Acid is a fatty acid that occurs naturally in some foods. 
Purified Myristic Acid occurs as a hard, white or faintly yellow, glossy crystalline solid, or as a white or yellow-white powder. 
Salts of Myristic Acid (Aluminum Dimyristate, Aluminum Isostearates/Myristate, Aluminum Myristate, Aluminum Myristates/Palmitates, Calcium Myristate, Magnesium Myristate, Potassium Myristate, Sodium Myristate, Zinc Myristate) and esters of Myristic Acid (Butyl Myristate, Cetyl Myristate, Decyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Myristate, Ethyl Myristate, Glyceryl Dimyristate, Glyceryl Isostearate/Myristate, Glyceryl Myristate, Isobutyl Myristate, Isocetyl Myristate, Isodecyl Myristate, Isopropyl Myristate, Isostearyl Myristate, Isotridecyl Myristate, Lauryl Myristate, Methyl Myristate, Myristyl Myristate, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Oleyl Myristate, Propylene Glycol Myristate, Tetradecyloctadecyl Myristate, Tridecyl Myristate) may also be used in cosmetics and personal care products. 
Myristic Acid and its salts (Zinc Myristate) and esters may be used in eye makeup, soaps and detergents, hair care products, nail care products, shaving products and other skin care products.
Zinc myristate (CAS No 16260-27-8) is also known as tetradecanoic acid, zinc salt.
zinc myristate is safe as cosmetic ingredients in the current practices of use and concentration.
zinc myristate has Adhesive properties.

Chemical & Physical Properties of Zinc Myristate

Boiling Point: 319.6ºC at 760mmHg
Molecular Formula: C28H54O4Zn
Molecular Weight: 520.10600
Flash Point: 144.8ºC
Exact Mass: 518.33100
PSA: 52.60000
LogP: 9.38750
Vapour Pressure: 0.000139mmHg at 25°C

Zinc myristate
Zinc dimyristate
Tetradecanoic acid, zinc salt
zinc bis-tetradecanoate
zinc tetradecanoate
zinc ditetradecanoate

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