|Molar mass||214.39 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||38 °C (100 °F; 311 K)|
|Boiling point||>260 °C|
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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1-Tetradecanol, or commonly myristyl alcohol, is a straight-chain saturated fatty alcohol, with the molecular formula C14H30O. It is a white crystalline solid that is practically insoluble in water, soluble in diethyl ether, and slightly soluble in ethanol.
As with other fatty alcohols, 1-tetradecanol is used as an ingredient in cosmetics such as cold creams for its emollient properties. It is also used as an intermediate in the chemical synthesis of other products such sulfated alcohol.
- Merck Index, 12th Edition, 6418.
- "MSDS Number: ALCH414-1" (PDF). Procter and Gamble Chemicals. 2002-06-17. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-03-11. (MSDS for 1-tetradecanol / Myristyl Alcohol)