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Cetyl alcohol

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

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

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

vapor density

8.34 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 43 °C)

API family

cetyl alcohol

autoignition temp.

483 °F

expl. lim.

8 %

manufacturer/tradename

USP

bp

179-181 °C/10 mmHg (lit.)

mp

48-50 °C (lit.)

density

0.818 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

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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neat

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vapor density

8.34 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 43 °C)

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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Application

Cetyl alcohol USP reference standard suitable for use in specified USP compendial quality tests and assays.

Also used to prepare standard, system suitability, and resolution solution for impurity analysis by using gas chromatography in conjunction with flame ionization according to the given below monographs of United States Pharmacopeia (USP) :
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Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.  ​

Other Notes

Sales restrictions may apply.

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Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

338.0 °F

Flash Point(C)

170 °C


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