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Cetyl Alcohol

Chemical Formula:


hexadecyl alcohol


White solid or flakes.


Cetyl alcohol is a nonionic surfactant used as a hair coating in shampoos and conditioners.

It is used as a water based lubricant for fasteners such as nuts and bolts.

Cetyl alcohol is used as an emollient (skin softener), emulsifier, and thickener in creams and lotions.

cetyl alcohol: InChI=1/C16H34O/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17/h17H,2-16H2,1H3

By Simon Quellen Field
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