29420-49-3 is an organic compound usually found in industrial applications. It is an isatoicarbonic acid diester, also known as methyl isostearate. It is a colorless, odorless and tasteless organic liquid in its pure form.
Methyl isostearate is commonly used as an emollient in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and other industries. It has been shown to have antioxidative, antiaging, and moisturizing benefits. Additionally, it helps reduce skin inflammation and improves overall skin quality. It is a key component in many body creams, lotions and sunscreens due to its hydrophobic properties.
In industrial applications, methyl isostearate is used as a general purpose solvent and anti-foaming agent. It is popularly used as a slip and dispersant agent, as well as a lubricator in plastic materials, rubber, and metalworking fluids. It is often used as an intermediate for synthesizing a variety of chemicals like solubilizers, surfactants and various polymers.
In the petroleum industry, 29420-49-3 is used as a lubricant in the production of lubricating oils, in polymer modifying agents, and as a blending agent for fuel blending. It has also been added as an effective lubricant to engine oils and gear lubricants for excellent performance.
Lastly, as a food-grade additive, 29420-49-3 is used as a protective coating for dairy products, fats and oils. Additionally, it is a successful coffee bean release agent due to its superior surface lubricating characteristics.