Cetyl alcohol available in 100g, 250g.
A cosmetic type of natural cetyl alcohol containing at least 95% C16 alcohols. Cetyl alcohol is a white to light yellowish hydrophilic wax supplied in pellets. Most commonly used for viscosity control in cosmetic oil / water emulsions.
Cetyl alcohol is used in the cosmetics industry as an emollient in shampoos or as an opacifying agent, emulsifier or thickening agent in the production of skin lotions and creams. It is also used as a bolt and nut lubricant and is the active ingredient in some 'pool covers' (creating a surface layer to retain heat and reduce evaporation).
Synonyms: Cetyl Alcohol, Hexadecan-1-ol, Cetanol, Ethal, Ethol, Hexadecanol, Hexadecyl alcohol, Palmityl alcohol
CAS no: 36553-82-4
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