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Cetyl Alcohol

Cetyl Alcohol

Synonyms 1-Hexadecanol; Palmityl alcohol; etghal; ethol; palmityl alcohol

CAS Number: 36653-82-4 Molecular Formula: C16H34O Molecular Weight: 242.447 g/mol

Beilstein Registry Number: 1748475 EC Number: 253-149-0 MDL Number: MFCD00004760

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Description

Product Description

Cetyl Alcohol

Application Notes

Cetyl alcohol is used in the cosmetic industry as an opacifier in shampoos, or as an emollient, emulsifier or thickening agent in the manufacture of skin creams and lotions. It is also employed as a lubricant for nuts and bolts.1-Hexadecanol has been used in preparation of:• (±)-2-methoxyheptadecanoic acid (fatty acid)• high-chain fatty acid esters of 1-hexadecanol, novel organic phase change material for thermal energy storage• hexadecane (alkane) in the presence of membrane fraction of Vibrio furnissii M1

Usage Statement

Research Use Only (RUO). Ready for CE IVD labeling of clinical applications.

Key Applications

Opacifier||emollient||emulsifier||lubricant

Specifications
SKU 02101309-CF
Application Notes Cetyl alcohol is used in the cosmetic industry as an opacifier in shampoos, or as an emollient, emulsifier or thickening agent in the manufacture of skin creams and lotions. It is also employed as a lubricant for nuts and bolts.1-Hexadecanol has been used in preparation of:• (±)-2-methoxyheptadecanoic acid (fatty acid)• high-chain fatty acid esters of 1-hexadecanol, novel organic phase change material for thermal energy storage• hexadecane (alkane) in the presence of membrane fraction of Vibrio furnissii M1
Beilstein Registry Number 1748475
Boiling Point 334 deg C at 760 mm Hg
Density 0.8187 at 50 deg C/4 deg C
EC Number 253-149-0
Format Flakes
Hazard Statements H315-H319-H413
Applications Opacifier||emollient||emulsifier||lubricant
Melting Point 49.3 deg C
Molecular Formula C16H34O
Molecular Weight 242.447 g/mol
Personal Protective Equipment Dust mask, Eyeshields, Gloves
Physical Appearance White Flakes
Product Families Description Cetyl alcohol
Product Overview Cetyl Alcohol
Purity ~99%
RTECS Number MM0225000
Safety Symbol GHS07
Solubility Slightly soluble in alcohol; soluble in <a class="pubchem-internal-link CID-180" href="https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/acetone">acetone</a>; very soluble in ether, <a class="pubchem-internal-link CID-241" href="https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/benzene">benzene</a>, <a class="pubchem-internal-link CID-6212" href="https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/chloroform">chloroform</a>
Storage and Handling +4 °C
Usage Statement Research Use Only (RUO). Ready for CE IVD labeling of clinical applications.
Vapor Density 8.360 (AIR= 1)
Vapor Pressure 6X10-6 mm Hg at 25 deg C