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PEG 8-dimethicone vs. Bis-PEG 8-dimethicone and Bis-PEG 8/PEG 8 dimethicone
Posted: August 27, 2008
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Recently1, a new class of materials was introduced that has functionality on both the terminal and comb positions. Since the materials have multi-branched groups all around the molecule, they were dubbed “star silicones.”
These materials are different in functionality from the terminal and comb structure in that they have a higher level of foam, a significantly higher cloud point in water and better detergency. The compounds of this type are intended for hair and skin care in aqueous systems.