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2-Ethylhexyl Salicylate CAS 118-60-5

Molecular Formula: C15H22O3

Formula Weight: 250.33

ZSpharmac: 2-Ethylhexyl Salicylate Supplement Supplier

Product Name: 2-Ethylhexyl Salicylate
CAS No: 118-60-5
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:2-Ethylhexyl Salicylate
Other Names:Isooctyl Salicylate
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance: Colorless Liquid
EINECS No.:204-263-4
Provide:Diethanolamine Sigma MSDS;
Diethanolamine Sigma COA

What is 2-Ethylhexyl Salicylate?

2-Ethylhexyl salicylate, whose Chinese name is isooctyl salicylate, is an organic compound and belongs to the esters. It is a product obtained through the esterification reaction of salicylic acid and 2-Ethylhexanol. Its chemical formula is C17H26O3 and its molecular weight is 282.39 g/mol.

2-Ethylhexyl Salicylate Property

Boiling point 189-190 °C/21 mmHg (lit.)
density 1.014 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
vapor pressure 0.018Pa at 20℃
refractive index n20/D 1.502(lit.)
Fp >230 °F
storage temp. Refrigerator
solubility Chloroform (Slightly), Ethyl Acetate (Slightly)
form neat
color A colourless liquid.
Odorat 100.00 %. mild orchid sweet balsam
Odor Typefloral
Water Solubility 74.4μg/L at 20℃


2-Ethylhexyl Salicylate Uses

Cosmetics and sun protection products: This is its most famous application area. As an efficient ultraviolet B (UVB) absorber, 2-Ethylhexyl salicylate can effectively filter out ultraviolet rays in the 290-320 nanometer band, preventing skin sunburn, photoaging and reducing the risk of skin cancer. Therefore, it is widely used in sunscreen, sunscreen spray, day cream, skin care products and other products as an active ingredient to help provide SPF (Sun Protection Factor) protection.

Organic synthesis: As an intermediate in chemical synthesis, 2-Ethylhexyl salicylate can be used to prepare other more complex organic compounds that may have specific functionality, such as prodrugs, dyes, or monomers for specific polymers.

Fragrance Formulation: Due to its specific chemical structure, this ester compound can also be used as an ingredient in fragrance formulations to help enhance or modify the aroma characteristics of a fragrance, although this is not its primary use.

Solvents: In some cases, 2-Ethylhexyl salicylate can be used as a solvent for specific substances, especially during chemical reactions or sample processing that require non-polar or moderately polar solvents.

Pharmaceutical analysis and scientific research: Due to its absorption properties in the ultraviolet region, 2-Ethylhexyl salicylate may be used as a standard in pharmaceutical analysis or environmental monitoring, to assist in quantitative analysis, or as a model compound in laboratory research.

Industrial material additives: In some plastics, coatings or rubber products, it may be used as a stabilizer or plasticizer to improve the properties of the material, such as improving weather resistance, increasing flexibility or improving processing properties.

2-Ethylhexyl Salicylate Advantages

Efficient ultraviolet absorption capacity: As a UVB absorber, 2-Ethylhexyl salicylate can effectively absorb ultraviolet rays in the 290-320 nanometer band and provide efficient sun protection, which is essential for preventing skin cancer, sunburn and photoaging.

Good skin compatibility: Despite its efficient UV absorption, it blends well with the skin surface, reducing irritation and greasiness and improving user comfort.

Stability: In cosmetic formulations, 2-Ethylhexyl salicylate exhibits good chemical stability and is not easily decomposed even under prolonged sun exposure, ensuring the long-term effectiveness of sunscreen products.

Easy to formulate: It is compatible with other ingredients in most cosmetic formulas and can be easily incorporated into various types of sunscreen products such as lotions, gels, sprays, etc. without affecting the texture or clarity of the product.

Low toxicity and safety: 2-Ethylhexyl salicylate is considered safe when used at recommended concentrations. It follows the safety standards of the cosmetics industry and regulatory agencies (such as EU cosmetics regulations, US FDA) and is suitable for long-term human use.

Versatility: In addition to its application in sunscreen products, it can also be used in other industrial fields as a solvent, stabilizer, plasticizer, etc., demonstrating its versatility in the chemical industry.

Environmental Suitability: While all chemicals should be handled properly to avoid environmental impact, 2-Ethylhexyl salicylate has relatively low environmental impact under normal conditions of use and disposal.


Hamadeh A, Nash JF, Bialk H, Styczynski P, Troutman J, Edginton A. Mechanistic Skin Modeling of Plasma Concentrations of Sunscreen Active Ingredients Following Facial Application. J Pharm Sci. 2024 Mar;113(3):806-825. doi: 10.1016/j.xphs.2023.09.017. Epub 2023 Sep 26. PMID: 37769994.

As a company specializing in the production and supply of 2-Ethylhexyl Salicylate raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the 2-Ethylhexyl Salicylate raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

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Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


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* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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