W255408

Sigma-Aldrich

1-Hexadecanol

≥99%

Synonym(s):
Palmityl alcohol, Cetyl alcohol
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)15OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
242.44
FEMA Number:
2554
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1748475
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
57
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
2.009
NACRES:
NA.21
Pricing and availability is not currently available.

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic

Agency/Method

meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

FDA 21 CFR 172.515

vapor density

8.34 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 43 °C)

assay

≥99%

form

pellets

autoignition temp.

483 °F

expl. lim.

8 %

bp

179-181 °C/10 mmHg (lit.)

mp

48-50 °C (lit.)

density

0.818 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Featured Industry

Flavors and Fragrances

Organoleptic

waxy

food allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCO

InChI

1S/C16H34O/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17/h17H,2-16H2,1H3

InChI key

BXWNKGSJHAJOGX-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

1-Hexadecanol is a free fatty acid alcohol generally used as an emulsifier, emollient, opacifier and surfactant in cosmetics formulations.

Packaging

10 kg in fiber drum
1 kg in poly bottle

Other Notes

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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

nwg

Flash Point(F)

338.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

170 °C

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