Cetyl Alcohol

CAS #: 36653-82-4

Synonyms: Palmityl alcohol; C16 linear primary alcohol; 1-hexadecanol; alcohol C-16; cetylic alcohol; primary hexadecyl alcohol.

Uses: Perfumery, emulsifier, emollient, foam stabilizer in detergents, face creams, lotions, lipsticks, toilet preparations, chemical intermediate, detergents, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, base for making sulfonated fatty alcohols, to retard evaporation of water when spread as a film on reservoirs or sprayed on growing plants.

Hazard: No known health hazards; combustible.