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Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane is employed in cosmetics like deodorants, sunblocks, hair sprays and personal care products. Furthermore, it is used in silicone based personal lubricants. In addition, it is a cyclic volatile methylsiloxane used in hair conditioners, thereby brushing the hair without breakage.
Dudzina, T.; Hidalgo, E. G.; von Goetz, N.; Bogdal, C.; Hungerbuehler, K. Evaporation of decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) from selected cosmetic products: Implications for consumer exposure modeling. Environ. Int. 2015, 84, 55-63.
Buser, A. M.; Bogdal, C.; MacLeod, M.; Scheringer, M. Emissions of decamethylcyclopentasiloxane from Chicago. Chemosphere 2014, 107, 473-475.
Hazard Statements: H227
Precautionary Statements: P210-P280-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant