NCI: Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol (and) Butylene Glycol. BTMS-50 is a pastillated 50% active Behenyl (C22) quaternary conditioning agent and cationic emulsifier based on patented chemistry that enables the product to be supplied volatile-free and at the highest possible activity. BTMS 50 is supplied in a fatty alcohol/glycol solvent, making it safer and more environmentally friendly than other analogs that are traditionally supplied in Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA).As such, the product contains no volatile solvents, is non-hazardous and easier to handle. With the highest possible activity as a pastille, BTMS-50 has a lower fatty alcohol content that can be adjusted to suit, giving formulators the flexibility to create products that are custom-designed to target specific types of conditioning needs. As a C22 methosulfate quat, BTMS-50 is a tremendously effective detangler for hair, yet is safe and gentle enough for leave-on skin care. It produces elegant cationic emulsions that are exceptionally mild and substantive to hair and skin. These emulsions leave hair tangle-free and feeling silky smooth and provide skin with a soft, powdery, and persistent after-feel.
Chemically, BTMS-50 is a quaternary ammonium salt derived from the natural plant oil Colza, more commonly known as Rapeseed Oil, and is available in the methosulfate form of quat supplied in Cetyl Alcohol/Butylene Glycol. The advantages that BTMS-50 offers in terms of lower irritation, more conditioning, better thickening, enhanced skin feel and improved stick structure, are a direct result of this composition. As a primary emulsifier and conditioning agent, BTMS-50 has a wide range of applications in hair care and skin care. Because of its exceptionally mild properties, it is an ideal choice for leave-on conditioners and leave-on skin care. It provides softening and emollient effects and gives body and thickness to emulsion systems.BTMS-50 forms elegant cationic emulsions, allowing formulators to produce skin creams and lotions create a unique initial sensory, leaving a soft, powdery after-feel that resists rinse-off. Due to the long chain of BTMS-50, the product is more hydrophobic in nature than conventional quaternaries. This results in better deposition of both quat and lipid on the hair surface. This hydrophobic driven adsorption can be enhanced by increasing the ratio of fatty alcohol to quat in the actual formula.
The hydrophobicity and deposition behavior of BTMS-50 gives the product excellent wet combing properties, yet allows it to condition without the build-up associated with many polymeric quats. BTMS-50 is recommended for detanglers, cream rinses, and all types of conditioners. Besides wet combing, the product also gives hair excellent body and spring and reduces flyaway. BTMS-50 is also effective as a conditioner for ethnic hair care, especially in relaxer systems where it provides a soft feel and improved sheen.
Suggested Usage Rates: 1.0-10.0%. White to Off White Pellets. May be used in Anydhrous Products - Oil Soluble.