Organic Chemistry for Cosmetic Chemists

Course Summary

This course is designed as a review of the fundamentals of organic chemistry used in the formulation of cosmetic and personal care products. Organic chemistry employs a language, which allows the cosmetic chemist to clearly and precisely define their products, raw materials and processes used to make them. This course offers a review of the concepts of organic chemistry applied to raw materials that the formulator uses every day: understanding the chemistry makes understanding the application in formulation much easier.

Who Should Attend

This course serves as a great refresher for those who may not have studied organic chemistry in years, or as an introduction to the subject area for those who have come to cosmetics from other industries. It will be especially beneficial to formulators, quality control chemists, regulatory scientists and manufacturing chemists.
 

This an SCC NextGen course. The SCC gears NextGen courses toward students, young professionals, and others looking for a refresher or additional information on certain topics.

Course Outline

Instructor: Tony O'Lenick

Format: In-Person

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (9:00am - 5:00pm PT)

During NYSCC Suppliers' Day

Location:

Jacob Javits Center 
429 11th Ave
New York, NY 10001

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  • Organic Group Recognition
    • Hydrocarbons
    • Alcohols
    • Amines
    • Quats
    • Fatty Acids
    • Esters
    • Ethers
    • Amides
    • Betaines

  • Reaction Types and Chemistry
    • Hydrocarbons  

 

    • Reaction Types and Chemistry (Cont'd)
      • Alcohols
      • Amines
      • Quats
      • Fatty Acids
      • Esters
      • Ethers
      • Amides
      • Betaines
    • Raw Material Types
    • Recognize Functional Groups

This course will take place on November 9, 2021, the day before the NYSCC Suppliers' Day Exhibition Show (November 10-11, 2021). You can register for this course by selecting it as an add-on option during the regular registration process for NYSCC Suppliers' Day.


 

Pricing:

Early Bird (Expires 10/15/21)

  • $375 - SCC Member
  • $505 - Non-Member
  • $225 – SCC Junior or Student Member

Regular

  • $425 - SCC Member
  • $555 - Non-Member
  • $250 – SCC Junior or Student Member

Registration price includes breakfast and lunch, as well as a selection of coffee and other beverages throughout the day. View our CEP Course Pricing and Refund Policy.

Note: companies registering 5+ SCC members for this course receive $25 off per registration. Companies registering 10+ SCC members for this course receive $50 off per registration. Discounted group registrations need to occur during the same online transaction. If you would like to submit a group registration of 5+ or 10+, or have any other questions about this event, please contact SCC Headquarters Staff.


 

About the Instructor

Tony O'Lenick

Tony O’Lenick is President of Nascent Technology Corporation, a consulting and product development company located in Lawrenceville, Ga. Tony spent 40 years in technical and executive positions at various silicone, surfactant and specialty chemicals companies including; Siltech LLC, Alkaril Chemicals Inc, Henkel Corporation and Mona Industries. Tony has over 300 patents, written 6 books in various aspects of surfactant, silicone and organic chemistry, published over 70 technical articles in trade journals, contributed chapters to six compilation books. He teaches a course in silicone chemistry, surfactant chemistry and patent law. He has received a number of awards for work including the 1996 Samuel Rosen Award given by the American Oil Chemists’ Society, the 1997 Innovative Use of Fatty Acids Award given by the Soap and Detergents Association, and the Partnership to The Personal Care Award given by the Advanced Technology Group. Tony is a fellow in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and a board member of the American Oil Chemist Society. Tony was National President of SCC in 2015, Chair of Education of IFSCC and has won the 2018 Maison G de Navarre award and the 2019 SCC Merit award.