Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 19  2007 Dec p.  416-420

Palm-based estolide as an ingredient in shampoo: a preliminary study

Author(s): ROILA Awang* ; AMINAH NOR Azizan** ; SALMIAH Ahmad* ; WAN MD ZIN Wan Yunus** ; NORASHIKIN Ahmad*

Estolides produced from dihydroxystearic acid (DHSA-estolides) were evaluated as ingredients in shampoos. Adding DHSA-estolides to a shampoo formulation improved its detergency and combability. The compounds can also be used as a viscosity builder

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* Malaysian Palm Oil Board, P. O. Box 10620, 50720 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

** Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

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