Cetyl Alcohol

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INCI name

  • CETYL ALCOHOL,

Alternative names

  • Hexadecan-1-ol,
  • alcohol cetylicus,
  • Cetanol,
  • Cetylalkohol,
  • Hexadecanol,
  • Hexadecylalkohol,
  • Zetylalkohol,
  • Palmityl Alcohol,
  • Cetyl Alkohol,

Origin

  • vegetable (predominantly),

Definition

  • Octadecan-1-ol,

INCI function

  • emollient,
  • emulsifying,
  • tarnishing,
  • viscosity regulating,

Product category

  • Fatty alcohols,

Characteristics

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CAS-No.

  • 36653-82-4,

EINECS/EILINCS-No.

  • 253-149-0,

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