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Cetyl Alcohol / Hexadecan-1-ol

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100g £9.16 £10.99
500g £10.82 £12.99
1kg £14.16 £16.99
5Kg £28.32 £33.99
25kg £94.17 £113.00
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Cetyl Alcohol


General reagent grade


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.

Properties of cetyl alcohol:

  • Synonyms: Cetyl Alcohol, Hexadecan-1-ol, Cetanol, Ethal, Ethol, Hexadecanol, Hexadecyl alcohol, Palmityl alcohol
  • Formula: C16H34O
  • Appearance: white crystals
  • Mol weight: 242
  • Purity: 98%
  • CAS no: 36553-82-4
  • Density: 0.811
  • Melting Point: 49 C
  • Boiling Point: 344 C
  • Solubility: insoluble in water

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


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