Cetyl Alcohol / Hexadecan-1-ol

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Cetyl Alcohol

General reagent grade

Cosmetic Grade


A cosmetic grade of natural cetyl alcohol containing a minimum 95% C16 alcohols. Cetyl alcohol is a white to light yellowish hydrophilic wax supplied in pellets. It is mainly used for viscosity control in cosmetic Oil/Water emulsions.

Synonyms: Cetyl Alcohol, Hexadecan-1-ol, Cetanol, Ethal, Ethol, Hexadecanol, Hexadecyl alcohol, Palmityl alcohol

Formula: C16H34O

CAS no: 36553-82-4

Typical Properties:

Appearance @ 20°C white waxy solid in flake/prill form

Density (g/ml) @ 25°C 0.81 approx

Melting point (°C) 49 approx

Acid value (mg KOH/g) 0.0 approx

Saponification value (mg KOH/g) 0.3 approx

Iodine value (g I2/100g) 0.4 approx



Hydroxyl value (mg KOH/g) 220 - 235

Acid value (mg KOH/g) 0.5 max

Saponification value (mg KOH/g) 1.0 max

Iodine value (g I2/100g) 2.0 max

Moisture (Karl Fisher) (%) 0.15 max

Colour (APHA) 35 max

C16 alcohols (%) 95 min

C14 alcohols (%) 2.5 max

PLEASE NOTE: This product is not for human or animal consumption.


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