Octadecyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol
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|Molar mass||270.49 g/mol|
|Melting point||59.4 to 59.8 °C (138.9 to 139.6 °F; 332.5 to 332.9 K)|
|Boiling point||210 °C (410 °F; 483 K) at 15 mmHg (~2.0 kPa)|
|1.1 x 10−3 mg/L|
|Flash point||185 °C (365 °F; 458 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Stearyl alcohol (also known as octadecyl alcohol or 1-octadecanol) is an organic compound classified as a fatty alcohol with the formula CH3(CH2)16CH2OH. It takes the form of white granules or flakes, which are insoluble in water. It has a wide range of uses as an ingredient in lubricants, resins, perfumes, and cosmetics. It is used as an emollient, emulsifier, and thickener in ointments, and is widely used as a hair coating in shampoos and hair conditioners. Stearyl heptanoate, the ester of stearyl alcohol and heptanoic acid (enanthic acid), is found in most cosmetic eyeliners. Stearyl alcohol has also found application as an evaporation suppressing monolayer when applied to the surface of water.
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