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|Molar mass||268.478 g/mol|
|Melting point||13 to 19 °C (55 to 66 °F; 286 to 292 K)|
|Boiling point||330 to 360 °C (626 to 680 °F; 603 to 633 K)|
|Solubility in water||Insoluble|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Oleyl alcohol[pronunciation?], octadecenol[pronunciation?], or cis-9-octadecen-1-ol, is a fatty alcohol coming from beef fat. It is also found in fish oil. Its chemical formula is C18H36O or CH3(CH2)7-CH=CH-(CH2)8OH.
It has uses as a nonionic surfactant, emulsifier, emollient and thickener in skin creams, lotions and many other cosmetic products, plasticizer for softening fabrics, surfactant and hair coating in shampoos and hair conditioners, and a carrier for medications.