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CAS number 112-72-1 YesY
ChemSpider 7917 YesY
UNII V42034O9PU YesY
KEGG D05097 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:77417 YesY
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Molecular formula C14H30O
Molar mass 214.39 g mol−1
Density 0.824 g/cm³
Melting point 38 °C (100 °F; 311 K)
Boiling point >260 °C
Except where noted otherwise, data are 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.

1-Tetradecanol may be prepared by the reduction of myristic acid or some fatty acid esters with reagents such as lithium aluminium hydride or sodium.

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.


  1. ^ Merck Index, 12th Edition, 6418.

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