High Monoester Cetyl Phosphate

Cola®Fax CPE is an oil soluble long chain organic phosphate ester supplied as a free acid in flake form. It is generally used as a co-emulsifier with low HLB nonionics, and is non-irritating to skin. Cola®Fax CPE is easily dissolved into either phase during emulsion processing and can be neutralized in-situ with various cations. Cola®Fax CPE, at low use concentrations, will enhance the stability of emulsions and thicken cremes and lotions. It can replace TEA-stearate in most preparations. Cola®Fax CPE is ideally suited for use in many dermatological and personal care products.

INCI: Cetyl Phosphate

CAS: 3539-43-3


US (TSCA), Canada (DSL/NDSL), EU (REACH), Australia (AIIC/AICIS), China (IECSC/IECIC), Japan (ENCS), New Zealand (NZIoC), Taiwan (TSCI)

NGO Certifications

  • Whole Foods Market® Premium Body Care™ ingredient
  • COSMOS Approved
  • USDA Biopreferred Product



  • Emulsion stabilizer – overcomes imbalances in HLB emulsifier values for various oil systems.
  • Easy to formulate. Acid form is oil soluble; neutralized salts are water-soluble. Can be substituted for polyacrylic acid type polymers, which are frequently utilized as emulsion stabilizers without increasing viscosity to an unacceptable limit.
  • Physically easier to use than polyacrylic acid. No dispersion, wetting problems or fish eyes in solution.
  • Good rub out and afterfeel. Does not inhibit quick break emulsion properties.
  • Primary emulsifier, providing excellent performance at normal skin pH.
  • Easy-to-handle, without noxious dust particles.


  • Sunscreens
  • Low viscosity emulsions
  • Lotions
  • Cleansing milks