Emerald Kalama Chemical

Emerald Kalama Chemical

Kalama® 3-Phenyl Propanol (3PP) FCC

Multifunctional aromatic alcohol for personal care, cosmetics, and fragrance applications

As a multifunctional, Kalama® 3PP enhances a range of attributes to optimize the performance of personal care and cosmetics. It has synergy with Purox® S and Kalama® Sodium Benzoates, extending their antimicrobial efficacy in challenging formulations and higher pHs. It enhances make-up removal in cleansing products. Incorporation in lotions has shown increases in viscosity and integrity of shape characteristics, and it acts as an emollient. It also acts as a process aid, improving ingredient solubility and reducing dissolution times and temperatures, which saves energy in production. Because it is a colorless liquid, Kalama® 3PP can be easily incorporated into personal care products.

In addition, Kalama® 3PP has an alluring flavor and fragrance profile to enhance product desirability, with balsamic, spicy, oriental character. It is an FDA GRAS flavor ingredient (21 CFR §172.515) for food applications, where it provides a spicy, cinnamon-like, fruity, balsamic flavor, reminiscent of wine and with honey-like floral nuances at 20 ppm.

Multifunctional benefits:

  • Synergy with sodium benzoate to boost antimicrobial efficacy
  • Fragrance
  • Solvent
  • Enhanced cleansing power and make-up removal
  • Improved formulation stability
  • Texture modifier
  • (increased shape integrity)
  • Emollient
  • Moisturizing agent
  • Process aid

3PP is also known as 3-phenylpropan-1-ol, 3-phenyl-1-propanol, 3-phenyl propyl alcohol, and phenylpropyl alcohol.

CAS No.122-97-4
Typical Properties
FormColorless liquid
pH range of efficacy2.0 – 10.0+
Assay98.0% minimum
Flash Point>100°C (>212°F) estimated
Solidification Point -18°C (-0.4°F)
Refractive Index (20°C)1.524 – 1.528
Specific Gravity (25°C)0.998 – 1.002
3-Phenyl Propionaldehyde0.5% maximum
Application GroupApplicationDescription
Flavor & Fragrance BlendFragrance ApplicationDelivers balsamic, spicy oriental notes
FoodFlavor ApplicationFlavoring agent with spicy, cinnamon, balsamic, and fruity characteristic. Common applications include baked goods, confectioneries (chewing gum and candies), frozen dairy products, and fruit ice products.
Personal CareMultifunctionalMultifunctional ingredient to elevate key performance characteristics and boost stability in leave-on and rinse-off applications, including soaps, hair care, lotions, and wipes.

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