Technical characteristics

Di-Isopropyl Adipate

CAS N°: 6938-94-9

Empirical Formula: C12H22O4

Synonyms: Hexanedioic acid Di-isopropyl ester, Adipic acid di-isopropyl ester, DIPA

Physical State: Liquid

Freezing Point: 6°C

Biodegradability: Readily biodegradable

DIPA acts as a lubricant on the skin surface which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. Its solvent properties allow its use as a carrier for other cosmetic ingredients and also to soften synthetic compounds by reducing brittleness and cracking.

WHAT IS DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE?

Diisopropyl Adipate (AKA DIPA) is one of SEQENS Custom Specialties main chemical products. It is used for a variety of applications, such as the production of moisturisers, shaving lotions and cleaning agents.

Applications

In Personal Care applications,

  • It finds wide use as a non-oily emollient with rapid absorbency and low residual tack.
  • It is used in hydro-alcoholic formulations such as shaving lotions, and also grooming products, hand lotions, sun-care products and lipsticks where these properties are highly desirable.
  • It is suitable for room temperature processing.

Other applications include use as a speciality solvent in household cleaners. They have some function as low temperature resistant and low viscosity plasticizer for PVC and its copolymers and cellulose esters.

Adipic acid esters are used as intermediates to produce other chemical compounds.

DIPA can be used as an adjuvant and as a raw material in the production of Agrochemical intermediates.

Our locations

Address Road 11 CF Fertilizer Process Park
TS23 1PY Billingham
Business Line Solvent Recovery
Phone +44 1642 248555
Market Specialty Ingredients
Email info.CS@seqens.com
More information

Surface: 42, 000 m²

Capabilities:

  • 3 reaction vessels (316 L and Duplex 2205) of 25-35 m³ capacity with associated distillation columns of 6-30 plates
  • Glass lined reaction vessel (14 m³)

Flagship technologies:

 Primary Reactions

  • Esterification
  • Etherification
  • Epoxidation
  • Methylation/Methyl chloride capping
  • Quaternisation
  • Transeterification.

Secondary reactions

  • Acetal formation
  • Acetylation
  • Aldol condensation,
  • Alkylation
  • Diels-Alder
  • Hydrolysis
  • Isomerisation
  • Oxidation
  • Polymerisation

Solvent Recovery

  • Alcohols,
  • Amines
  • Aromatic solvents
  • Esters
  • Glycols
  • Ketones
  • Organic acids

Certifications:

Address All Saints Refinery, Cargo Fleet Road, Cleveland,
TS3 6AF Middlesbrough
Business Line Solvent Recovery
Phone +44 1642 248555
Market Specialty Ingredients
Email info.CS@seqens.com
More information

Surface: 68, 000 m²

Capabilities:

  • 48 plate distillation column
  • 18 plate distillation column
  • 4 reaction vessels (316 L and Duplex 2205) of 25-30m³ capacity with distillation columns attached (6-30 plates)

Flagship technologies:

 Primary Reactions

  • Esterification
  • Etherification
  • Epoxidation
  • Methylation/Methyl chloride capping
  • Quaternisation
  • Transesterification.

Secondary reactions

  • Acetal formation
  • Acetylation
  • Aldol condensation,
  • Alkylation
  • Diels-Alder
  • Hydrolysis
  • Isomerisation
  • Oxidation
  • Polymerisation

Solvent Recovery

  • Alcohols,
  • Amines
  • Aromatic solvents
  • Esters
  • Glycols
  • Ketones
  • Organic acids

Certifications: 

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