Kirk-Othmer Chemical Technology of Cosmetics By Kirk Othmer

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Kirk-Othmer Chemical Technology of Cosmetics

832 pages
December 2012




Educating professionals and students about the chemistry, formulation technology, and related regulatory aspects of cosmetics and perfume

Cosmetics and perfume comprise a multibillion-dollar global industry. Kirk-Othmer Chemical Technology of Cosmetics provides authoritative information on the substances and processes involved, including key product groups, ingredients, formulation technology, packaging, and regulatory topics in twenty-two articles.

This resource makes sense of a vast group of consumer products designed to improve the health, cleanliness, and physical appearance of the human exterior. It identifies natural and synthetic ingredients and gives details on formulation of the product so that the cosmetic is safe, easy to use, and performs as described. Particular attention is paid to the technologies that have been developed to produce them, including emulsification, stick technology, powder blending, and aerosol technology. Packaging is also addressed, as it must be attractive to the consumer, be environmentally friendly, and keep the product safe as well. Regulatory information reinforces the safety aspect.

Based on Wiley's renowned Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, this book presents new and carefully updated articles, and features the same breadth and quality of coverage and clarity of presentation found in the original. This comprehensive guide is a valuable resource for chemists, R&D professionals, dermatologists, patent attorneys, regulatory agencies, and other professionals in the field of personal care products. It is also a must-have reference for students who plan to enter the field.

Table of Contents


1 Cosmetics 3
Martin M. Rieger

2 Soap 49
Shiping Zhu, John G. Chambers, and Vijay Naik

3 Hair Preparations 85
Stanley Pohl, Joseph Varco, Paul Wallace, and Leszek J. Wolfram

4 Perfumes 123
William L. Schreiber

5 Dentifrices 161
Morton Pader

6 Natural Cosmetics 171
Darrin C. Duber-Smith, Yi Hsin Chang, Amy B. Olson, Azalea P. Rosholt, Anne Marie Api, Matthias Vey, Annie M. Ugurlayan, Viny Srinivasan, Eric Antignac, Esperanza Troyano, Donna Mcmillan, Katherine Sarlo, Lijuan Li, Rohan Wimalasena, James Flanagan, Mark Garrison, Nava Dayan, Brian E. Kilfoyle, Jenna L. Terebetski, Bozena B. Michniak-Kohn, Sonali Bose, Rajarajeswari Sivalenka, Mangathayaru Putrevu, Ina Schlenoff, Robin Choi, Stefan Gafner, Jacquelyn R. Villinski, Kan He, Marc Roller, and Jennifer K. Saxe


7 Aroma Chemicals 207
Michael Zviely

8 Terpenoids 247
Charles S. Sell

9 Essential Oils 375
K. Husnu Can BaSser and Fatih Demirci

10 Citrus Oils and Essences 409
Fereidoon Shahidi and Ying Zhong

11 Lipids, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Use 427
Ernesto Hernandez

12 Fatty Acids and Derivatives from Coconut Oil 445
Gregorio C. Gervajio

13 Cosmeceutical Compounds from Marine Sources 483
Thanh-Sang Vo, Dai-Hung Ngo, and Se-Kwon Kim

14 Colorants for Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics 501
Daniel Marmion


15 Emulsions 551
Edward Kostansek

16 Microemulsions 575
John Klier

17 Hydrogels 597
Wensheng Cai and Ram B. Gupta

18 Foams 631
Arnaud Saint-James, Douglas J. Durian, and David A. Weitz

19 Aerosol Technology 661
John J. Sciarra and Christopher J. Sciarra

20 Surfactants 681
Tharwat Tadros


21 Packaging, Cosmetics, and Pharmaceuticals 729
Jack L. Rosette, John Yablonski, Sharon Mancuso, and Gaurav Kale

22 Regulatory Agencies, Pharmaceuticals, Food, and Cosmetics 743
Gary L. Yingling and Suzan Onel


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