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perhydrosqualene; dodecahydrosqualene

Technical Data

CAS Number: 111-01-3
Molecular Formula: C30H62
Molecular Weight: 422.83
EC Number: 203-825-6

FabriChem Specifications

AppearanceTransparent liquid
ColorColorless, clear, oily liquid, almost odorless and tasteless
IdentificationMatches standard
Assay (Squalane)99.0% Min.
Refractive Index (20°C)1.451 - 1.453
Acid Value0.1 mg KOH/g Max.
Iodine Value0.5 g / 100 g Max.
Saponification Value0.1 mg KOH/g Max.
Nickel1 ppm Max.
Total Ash0.5% Max.
Specific Gravity (20°C)0.807 – 0.810 g/ml

Molecular Structure



Squalane is a hydrocarbon and triterpene derived by hydrogenation of squalene. Due to the complete saturation of Squalane, it is not subject to auto-oxidation, making it desirable in cosmetic applications where it is used as an emollient and moisturizer, with anti-oxidant properties.