1-Tetradecanol

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1-Tetradecanol[1]
Skeletal formula
Space-filling model
Names
IUPAC name
Tetradecan-1-ol
Other names
Myristyl alcohol
Tetradecyl alcohol
Identifiers
112-72-1 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:77417 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL24022 YesY
ChemSpider 7917 YesY
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KEGG D05097 YesY
UNII V42034O9PU YesY
Properties
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 is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

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.

References[edit]

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

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