Recent in Chemistry (page 11 of 19)

New Raw Materials or New Uses

Sodium dl-α-tocopheryl phosphate for anti-acne preparations, a phosphorylated glyceryl ether for skin pores, and sarsasapogenin for plumping the face are among the new raw materials or new uses described this month.

New Raw Materials Encyclopedia

The New Raw Materials Encyclopedia is a collection of the latest ingredients and mixtures launched by suppliers in the industry.

Patents as Swords vs. Shields

It has become more pressing for chemists to understand the practical business reasons why patents are important. Patents can provide protection on the offense or defense, as Tony O'Lenick explains...

Hard vs. Soft Quat

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick explores the differences between hard and soft quats; for example, hard quats are incompatible with anionic surfactants whereas soft quats form complexes with them.

From Papain Exfoliants to Calcium Nail Strengtheners

The following column discusses the latest technological advancements in the fields of hair care, skin care, oral care, sunscreen, color cosmetics and more.

Ester vs. Hydrolytically Stable Ester

Tony O’Lenick poses the question, "What is the difference between an ester and a hydrolytically stable ester?" to John Imperante, esters expert and co-inventor of hydrolytically stable esters.

Fatty Ester vs. Benzoate Ester

Industry expert Tony O’Lenick compares fatty esters, made by reacting fatty alcohol and fatty acid, with benzoate esters, reaction products of short aromatic acids and fatty alcohol.

Bis-PEG-8 vs. PEG-8 Dimethicone

The nomenclature related to dimethicone copolyol has undergone a number of rule changes since 1999. Industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between bis-PEG-8 and PEG-8 dimethicone...

V. filiformis for Antiaging, Rice Protein for Skin Pigmentation: Literature Findings

The following column discusses the latest technological advancements in the fields of hair care, skin care, oral care, sunscreen, color cosmetics and more.

From Tranexamic Acid on Freckles to Nonanimal Fillers: Patent, Literature Findings

The following column discusses the latest technological advancements in the fields of hair care, skin care, oral care, sunscreen, color cosmetics and more.

Hard vs. Soft Complex

Industry expert Tony O’Lenick discusses surfactants, describing the difference between hard and soft complexes.

Polar vs. Nonpolar Oils

Tony O’Lenick asks industry expert Valerio Vergani of AKOTT Italia to describe the difference between a polar and a nonpolar oil...

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