Behda EM

Chemical Name

Ethylene Glycol Monostearate

Abbreviation

EGMS

MSDS   Specification

Molecular Formula

C17H35COOCH2CH2OH

Glycol stearate (glycol monostearate or ethylene glycol monostearate) is the ester of stearic acid and ethylene glycol. Glycol Stearate is used to give your surfactant products a pearlized look. According to how much is used, it can also turn a trans-parent product into a white product, depending on the other ingredients. Glycol Stearate is used to give a surfactant product a pearlized look. It will also help to stabilize your surfactant systems and provide body and thickness. EGMS is often vegetable derived, is primarily used as a pearlizing agent in shampoos, liquid soaps, bath and shower gels. It is also used as a pacifier and as a secondary emulsifier in creams, lotions and conditioners.