Question: The literature says the density of inipol EAP 22 is .9 - being less than water, would that mean it would be absorbed into cells more easily?
States an original chemist:
Answer: "The key factor is hydophobicity sometimes measured as water: octanol partition coefficient. It should be absorbed by the skin fairly easily."
Shares an advance chemical analyst chemist:
The density of water is 1.
All this means is that INIPOL EAP 22 at density of 0.9 will float on the surface of water.
Oil, too, has density less than unity
- so it is not immediately apparent whether INIPOL floats or sinks in oil.
The idea of an emulsifier is to mix with liquids be it water or oil.
I would imagine that INIPOL would form an emulsion with both compounds
- a fine mixture of the liquids but not necessarily true solution.
The write up calls the oil-INIPOL mix a mousse or the weathered oil possibly.
Density and emulsion are standard words so you can look up a more formal definition.
Not sure how technical and accurate mousse is though!
These chemicals have bits at each end which attract water (hydrophilic) and oil (lipophilic)
and this can mean it can be both protected - from hydrolysis - or degradation and
can mean it may more easily travel into the human body.
OP's in any cases are notorious for getting through skin
which is normally a good protective covering.
Any idea about cuts etc or ingestion should be looked for as well ...
which could cause injury to health even more quickly.