Octyl Salicylate


2-Ethylhexyl salicylate


Ethylhexyl salicylate

2-Ethylhexyl ester salicylic acid

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Octyl salicylate is an organic compound used as an additive in cosmetic industry particularly in sunscreens to absorb ultraviolet rays from the sun. It is an ester formed by the condensation of a salicylic acid with 2-ethylhexanol. It is a colourless oil soluble liquid with a slight floral odour.


Octyl salicylate is bright, clear, colourless liquid used to enhance the Ultraviolet-B protection in a sunscreen. It has a good safety profile covering wavelength between 280 – 320 nm, peak at 307-310 nm. The salicylate portion of the molecule absorbs ultraviolet light to protect skin from the harmful effects of exposure to sunlight, while the ethylhexanol portion which is a fatty alcohol functions as an emollient and adds oil-like (water-resistant) properties.


  • Personal care and cosmetic industry: Mainly in sunscreen, shampoos, creams, lotions perfumes
  • Pharmaceutical industry: For dermatological applications
  • Animal feedstock
  • Pesticides: Acting as an inert ingredient


Closed mouth carboys / HDPE drums

25 kg, 50 kg, 165 kg, 170 kg, 175 kg, 190 kg, 195 kg, 200 kg


20000 kg


825 kg, 830 kg

Essential Information

HS code


INCI name

Ethylhexyl salicylate

IUPAC name

2-ethylhexyl 2-hydroxybenzoate

Molecular weight 250.33 g / mole
Shelf life 24 months
Molecular formula  C15H22O3
Structural formula 
CAS number 118-60-5
Physical state Liquid

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