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Cetyl alcohol

analytical standard

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Synonym(s):
1-Hexadecanol, Palmityl alcohol
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)15OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
242.44
Beilstein:
1748475
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

Assay

≥99.5% (GC)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

bp

190 °C/15 mmHg (lit.)

mp

49-51 °C

application(s)

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

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Cetyl alcohol analytical standard

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Cetyl alcohol

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PHR1133

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1-Hexadecanol ≥99%

Sigma-Aldrich

W255408

1-Hexadecanol

1-Hexadecanol ReagentPlus®, 99%

Sigma-Aldrich

258741

1-Hexadecanol

assay

≥99.5% (GC)

assay

-

assay

≥99%

assay

99%

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

shelf life

-

shelf life

-

shelf life

-

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable, gas chromatography (GC): suitable

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable, gas chromatography (GC): suitable

technique(s)

-

technique(s)

-

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
environmental
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
food and beverages
personal care
pharmaceutical (small molecule)

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

application(s)

-

format

neat

format

neat

format

-

format

-

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.
This substance is listed on the positive list of the EU regulation 10/2011 for plastics intended to come into contact with food.

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.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Smolinske.CS
CRC Handbook of Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Excipients (1992)
TLC determination of acyclovir in pharmaceutical preparations, and validation of the method used
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