CAS 68411-27-8
AAKO name AakoEmo AB-A
EC 270-112-4

Product description

AakoEmo AB-A is better known as C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate. This is a multifunctional emollient which is non-occlusive and non-oily. The ‘C12-15’ in the name indicates that the alcohols have carbon chain lengths from 12 to 15. Has a low viscosity, resulting in medium spreading properties, rapid absorbency and low residual tack on the skin. Particularly suitable in sunscreen formulations due to its good compatibility profile with many organic sun filters. Combined with versions of AakoSun TiO2 it acts as an perfect emollient. Can be added to the oil phase. Typical use level is between 1 and 30%. AakoEmo AB-A has a low Benzyl Benzoate content of max. 50 ppm, which is important for leave-on formulations containing substantial amounts of C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate.



  • Free of halogenated compounds.
  • Excellent emolliency with added pigment-dispersing capabilities.
  • In sunscreen formulations it can be used as an effective solvent.


Chemical structure

Chemical structure of C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate


Packaging & storage

AakoEmo AB-A is available in the following packaging types:

  • Metal drum of 180 kg
  • IBC plastic drum of 930 kg

Must been stored in closed container in dry, cool conditions. Has a minimum shelf life of 4 years under appropriate conditions of storage.



  • Bath products
  • Cosmetics
  • Hair care
  • Skin care
  • Sunscreens


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