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Cetyl alcohol

analytical standard

Synonym: 1-Hexadecanol, Palmityl alcohol

  • CAS Number 36653-82-4

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)15OH

  • Molecular Weight 242.44

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1748475

  •  EC Number 253-149-0

  •  MDL number MFCD00004760

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329760849

  •  NACRES NA.24

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Properties

Related Categories A-C, A-F, A-L, Additional Standards, Alcohols,
Quality Level   100
grade   analytical standard
assay   ≥99.5% (GC)
form   neat
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
application(s)   HPLC: suitable
  gas chromatography (GC): suitable
bp   190 °C/15 mmHg (lit.)
mp   49-51 °C
Featured Industry   Cleaning Products
Cosmetics
Environmental
Flavors and Fragrances
Food and Beverages
Personal Care
format   neat
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

Description

General description

Cetyl alcohol is a long chain alcohol, which can find applications as an emulsifying agent, emollient, viscosity increasing agent, foam booster and opacifying agent in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Application

Cetyl alcohol can undergo reaction with arachidic acid to form cetyl arachidate.

Cetyl alcohol may be used as an excipient for the determination of acyclovir in pharmaceutical preparations and tranexamic acid in cosmetic products by chromatography techniques.

Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
nwg
RTECS 
MM0225000
Flash Point(F) 
338.0 °F
Flash Point(C) 
170 °C
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