Monday, December 10, 2012

CetoStearyl Alcohol

  • Cetostearyl alcohol also known as Cetearyl alcohol or Cetyl stearyl alcohol 
  • It is a mixture of fatty alcohols  like Cetyl and stearyl alcohols
  • Cetyl alcohol also known as 1-hexadecanol and palmityl alcohol is a fatty alcohol with the formula CH315OH.
  • At room temperature Cetyl alcohol takes the form of a waxy white solid or flakes.
  • It is used as an emulsion stabilizer, opacifying agent, and foam boosting surfactant.

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