CAS No.: 122-99-6
Appearance:  Colorless transparent liquid
Recommended dosage: 0.1-1.0%
Solubility: Well soluble in water, alcohol, ether, and sodium hydroxide Aqueous solution.
Function: A preservative with a broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity.

Phenoxyethanol is a kind of glycol ether, formed by ethanol combined with phenolic groups, it is commonly used as a preservative in cosmetics, can be found in cosmetic creams and lotions.

Moreover, phenoxyethanol does not achieve its antiseptic effect with antioxidant effect, but with its antimicrobial activity, which can inhibit or even eliminate massive doses of Gram-positive and negative microorganisms. It also has a significant inhibitory effect on a variety of common bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus. E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus.


1. With broad-spectrum antibacterial activity, it can effectively kill Gram-positive and negative bacteria, mold, and yeast, its activity is suitable for a wide range of pH (3.0-10.0), high-temperature resistance, and does not evaporate under room temperature. 
2. It has a significant inhibitory effect on a variety of common bacteria, such as E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus.
3. Due to its excellent solubility, it can be dissolved with different types of products as a whole and can be used to increase the solubility of many raw materials and active ingredients.

Technical Indicators:
Inspection items Technical index
Appearance Clear liquid
Refractive 1.5370~1.5390
Water contents (KF) NMT 0.20%
pH Value 5.5-7.0
Color APHA NMT 30
Phenol content NMT 5ppm
Purity (GC) NLT 99.0%
Relative Density 1.105~1.110


1. Soluble in water, soluble in alcohol, ether, and sodium hydroxide aqueous solution.
2. ZPE is usually used as a preservative and antibacterial agent in cosmetics and skin care products.

Packaging and Storage:
◆Packaging: Closed packing with thickened double PE bags inside, and packed with carton barrel outside. 25 kg/barrel.
◆Storage: Please store in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated warehouse. Keep away from fire and heat sources. The humidity in the storehouse should be no more than 85%. The package must be sealed and protected from moisture. It should be stored separately from inflammable materials and acids, and mixed storage should not be avoided. The storage area shall be equipped with suitable materials to hold the leakage. Check whether all labels are clear and leaky in real time. Shelf life is two years.