Cetostearyl alcohol

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Cetostearyl alcohol
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n = ~15-17
Identifiers
CAS number 67762-27-0 YesY
Properties
Molecular formula CH3(CH2)nOH; n=variable, typically 15-17
Melting point 48 to 56 °C (118 to 133 °F; 321 to 329 K)[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Cetostearyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol or cetylstearyl alcohol[1] is a mixture of fatty alcohols, consisting predominantly of cetyl and stearyl alcohols and is classified as a fatty alcohol. It is used as an emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, and foam boosting surfactant, as well as an aqueous and nonaqueous viscosity-increasing agent. It imparts an emollient feel to the skin and can be used in water-in-oil emulsions, oil-in-water emulsions, and anhydrous formulations. It is commonly used in hair conditioners and other hair products.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MSDS
  2. ^ Record in the Household Products Database of NLM