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cetostearyl alcohol
1-octadecanol mixed with 1-hexadecanol

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CAS Number: 67762-27-0Picture of molecule3D/inchi
Other(deleted CASRN):8005-44-5
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:267-008-6
Molecular Weight:512.94624000
Formula:C34 H72 O2
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Category:cosmetic agents
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Physical Properties:
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Boiling Point: 334.00 to 335.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Vapor Pressure:0.000009 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 282.00 °F. TCC ( 138.70 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 8.314 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 0.1495 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Strength:none
Odor Description:at 100.00 %. mild waxy
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: emulsion stabilisers
opacifying agents
skin conditioning - emollient
surfactant - emulsifying
surfactant - foam boosting
viscosity controlling agents
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Cetearyl alcohol 95%
Charkit Chemical
Cosmowax™ D
Odor: bland
Use: Nonionic emulsifying wax - an optimised combination of vegetable-derived emulsifiers and stabilisers.
Cosmowax™ J
Odor: bland
Use: Nonionic emulsifying wax - an optimised combination of vegetable-derived emulsifiers and stabilisers.
Crodacol™ CS50
Odor: bland
Use: Technically pure grade of vegetable-derived cetostearyl alcohol recommended for personal care applications. Impart dry waxy emollience to creams and lotions. Emulsion stabilisers and viscosity builders. Used to modify structure and feel of anhydrous salves and sticks.
Crodafos™ CES
Odor: bland
Use: Phosphate-based emulsifying and conditioning wax conferring excellent functionality to a wide range of personal care systems. Emulsifying wax and conditioning agent for wide ranging skin and hair care applications. Ideal for use in waterproof sun care where it has been proven to boost SPF and enhance resistance to wash-off. Can also be used in hair relaxer systems where it promotes rapid penetration of hydroxide ions and helps to prevent cuticle damage due to over processing.
Crodafos™ CS20A
Odor: bland
Use: High actives (50%) primary emulsifier designed to enhance viscosity control especially suited for pourable emulsions with high active loads (liquid foundations) or other medium to low viscosity products such as body sprays, milks and depilatories. An O/W emulsifier specifically designed for pourable emulsions with high active loads (e.g. liquid foundations) and other medium to low viscosity products e.g. sprayable emulsions. Naturally substantive to the skin and imparts conditioning benefits. Wide pH tolerance. Requires neutralisation which can be done in situ.
Crodex™ A
Odor: bland
Use: Anionic emulsifying wax conforming to the PhEur monograph.
Crodex™ N
Odor: bland
Use: Nonionic emulsifying wax - an optimised combination of vegetable-derived emulsifiers and stabilisers.
ECSA Chemicals
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ECSA Chemicals
ECSA Chemicals
ECSA Chemicals
ECSA Chemicals
ECSA Chemicals
ECSA Chemicals
Odor: characteristic
Use: HallStar NCD-20 is a high quality, readily emulsifiable product. It consists of a defined proportion of Cetearyl Alcohol (common name Cetostearyl Alcohol or Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol) and Ceteareth-20. HallStar NCD-20 has broad pH stability and finds application as an oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion base. It may be used as the primary or secondary emulsifier in a wide variety of lotions, creams and pastes. Because it is not an ester and is nonionic, it can be used in systems far from neutral pH, such as hair relaxers, depilatories, creme lotion developers, and AHA skin care creams. HallStar NCD-20 is dispersible in hot water and is typically utilized at 1 to 2.5% when utilized as a co-emulsifier and at up to 10% of the finished product composition when it is the sole emulsifier.
Jarchem Industries
Jarcol™ I-167
Odor: characteristic
Use: A liquid product similar in properties to Isostearyl alcohol with a high amount of C17 alcohols.
Lipo Chemicals
Lipocol® SC-1618 Pastilles
Odor: characteristic
Use: Lipocol® SC-1618 is a blend of high quality cetyl and stearyl alcohols. It is a white waxy solid with a typically fatty odor. Lipocol® SC-1618 is widely used in the cosmetic industry in cream rinse applications and in emulsions where it acts as a viscosity builder and a co-emulsifier.
Lipo Chemicals
Lipocol® SC
Odor: characteristic
Use: Lipocol® SC is a blend of high quality cetyl and stearyl alcohols. It is a white waxy solid with a typically fatty odor. Lipocol® SC is widely used in the cosmetic industry in antiperspirant sticks and in cream rinse applications. It is also used in emulsions where it acts as a viscosity builder with a co-emulsifier.
Lipo Chemicals
Lipomulse® Luxe
Odor: characteristic
Use: Lipomulse® Luxe is a complete emulsifier system that forms liquid crystals for enhanced emulsion stability and shiny white emulsions. The unique blend of ingredients in Lipomulse® Luxe produce an elegant, soft feel that is long lasting and pleasant to the touch.
Lipo Chemicals
Lipowax® D
Odor: characteristic
Use: Lipowax® D is an emulsifier system that can be used in skin care creams & lotions, liquid foundations, hair color products, hair conditioners, peroxide creams and depilatories. Lipowax® D can be used with co-emulsifiers.
Lipo Chemicals
Lipowax® NI
Odor: characteristic
Use: Lipowax® NI forms fine-textured opaque emulsions. Lipowax® NI can be used as the sole emulsifier or in combination with ionic or other nonionic systems. It has good electrolyte tolerance.
Lipo Chemicals
Lipowax® P
Odor: characteristic
Use: Lipowax® P is an emulsifier system that disperses easily in warm water to form elegant opaque emulsions. Can be used with co-emulsifiers. Lipowax® P is used in hair conditioners and masks, skin care creams and lotions and body washes. It is especially suited for acidic pH preparations and also for hair relaxers having high pH.
Lipo Chemicals
Lipowax® R2
Odor: characteristic
Use: Lipowax® R2 is a complete emulsifying system which is a balanced blend of both lipophilic high molecular weight fatty alcohols and hydrophilic ethoxylated products. Easily dispersed in warm water, Lipowax® R2 forms white opaque emulsions of varied consistency depending on the concentration. Designed for use in hair relaxer systems, Lipowax® R2 also offers excellent performance in skin care formulations.
Cetostearylic Alcohol
Oleo Solutions
Alcohol C16-18 (30:70)
Odor: characteristic
Use: Cosmetics and Personal Care, Cleaning and Detergents, Industrial, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary
Oleo Solutions
Alcohol C16-18 (50:50)
Odor: characteristic
Use: Cosmetics and Personal Care, Cleaning and Detergents, Industrial, Pharmaceutical and Veterinary
Penta International
Strahl & Pitsch
Emulsifying Wax Pastilles SP-210P NF
Safety Information:
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
cosmetic agents
Recommendation for cetostearyl alcohol usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for cetostearyl alcohol flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):67762-27-0
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EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :62238
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:nwg
hexadecan-1-ol; octadecan-1-ol
 hexadecan-1-ol; octadecan-1-ol
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:67762-27-0
Pubchem (cid):62238
Pubchem (sid):135020551
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Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
 emulsifying agents
 emulsion stabilisers
 opacifying agents
 viscosity controlling agents
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
(C16-C18)alkyl alcohol
(C16-C18)-alkyl alcohol
 alkyl alcohols C16-18
 brookswax D
 cetax 50
 cetearyl alcohol
 cetyl-stearyl alcohol
 cetyl/stearyl alcohol
 cosmowax D
 cosmowax J
 crodacol CS50
 crodacol CS90
 crodafos CES
 crodafos CS20A
 crodex A
 crodex N
 emulsifying wax pastilles SP-210P NF
 hallstar NCD-20
 hexadecan-1-ol; octadecan-1-ol
 jarcol I-167
 lanette O
 lipocol SC
 lipocol SC-1618 pastilles
 lipomulse luxe
 lipowax D
 lipowax NI
 lipowax P
 lipowax R2
1-octadecanol mixed with 1-hexadecanol


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component of creams, ointments, emulsifying agents. tsca definition 2008: this substance is identified by sda substance name: c16-c18 alkyl alcohol and sda reporting number: 19-060-00. consult sda substance identification procedure.
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