dl- PANTHENOL is a white, crystalline powder.
It is highly soluble in water and alcohol, but insoluble in fats and oils. Therefore, PANTHENOL can easily be incorporated into the aqueous phase of any formulation. Aqueous solutions are most stable in the pH range of 4 to 7 with the optimum pH being 6. dl-PANTHENOL has a melt point of 64.5°- 68.5° Celsius
Usage Rate: 1-5% - Depending on Application
Features and Benefits
• PANTHENOL has deep penetrating characteristics which provide excellent
humectant benefits for restoring and maintaining natural skin moisture.
• PANTHENOL has the ability to penetrate hair roots and shafts repairing and
strengthening damaged hair.
• PANTHENOL selectively deposits and adheres to damaged areas of hair
where it is needed helping to prevent split ends.
• PANTHENOL has good humectant properties which help to attract and hold
moisture on the hair and skin.
PANTHENOL is the alcohol analogue of the biologically active pantothenic acid or pro-vitamin B-5. It is a member of the B-complex vitamin group that is a normal constituent of hair and skin.
PANTHENOL repairs and strengthens damaged hair, reduces split ends, and increases tensile strength. The effects on damaged hair are due to the penetrating and coating action of this material on the hair shaft. The selective deposition puts PANTHENOL on the damaged areas where it is needed and prevents buildup. The evidence of effects on damaged hair is documented by photomicrographic studies. PANTHENOL functions effectively as a plasticizer for film formers used in hair sprays and styling mousses. In leave-on hair products, it imparts sheen, luster and manageability while leaving the hair looking full and natural without oiliness or stickiness. The full beneficial effects of PANTHENOL may not be realized until the proper concentrations are used or multiple applications have been made. These effects are seen when normal concentrations of 3-5% are used in hair care applications. PANTHENOL functions as a solubilizer to bring about or maintain clarity in hydroalcoholic systems and transparent microemulsion gels.
Appearance White to Creamy White crystalline powder
Molecular Weight 205.25
Melting Point 64.5° to 68.5° Celsius
Residue on Ignition 0.1% Maximum
Heavy Metals 20 ppm Maximum
Solubility Freely soluble in water, alcohol, and propylene glycol. Slightly soluble in glycerin.
Assay 99.0% to 102%
Specific Rotation -0.05° to + 0.05°
CAS no: 16485-10-2