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Cetyl alcohol

EINECS 253-149-0
CAS No. 36653-82-4 Density 0.818 g/cm3
Solubility insoluble in water Melting Point 49-51 °C
Formula C16H34O Boiling Point 310.9 °C at 760 mmHg
Molecular Weight 242.50 Flash Point 135 °C
Transport Information Appearance white solid
Safety 22-24/25-37 Risk Codes 38-36/37/38
Molecular Structure Molecular Structure of 36653-82-4 (1-Hexadecanol) Hazard Symbols IrritantXi

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Cetyl alcohol Consensus Reports

1-HEXADECANOL's reported in EPA TSCA Inventory.

Cetyl alcohol Specification

The Cetyl alcohol, with the CAS registry number 36653-82-4, is also known as Palmityl alcohol. It belongs to the product categories of 1-Alkanols; Biochemistry; Higher Fatty Acids & Higher Alcohols; Monofunctional & alpha,omega-Bifunctional Alkanes; Monofunctional Alkanes; Saturated Higher Alcohols. Its EINECS registry number is 253-149-0. This chemical's molecular formula is C16H34O and molecular weight is 242.44056. Its IUPAC name is called hexadecan-1-ol. This chemical's classification codes are Pharmaceutic aid [emulsifying and stiffening agent]; Skin / Eye Irritant.

Physical properties of Cetyl alcohol are: (1)ACD/LogP: 6.952; (2)# of Rule of 5 Violations: 1; (3)ACD/LogD (pH 5.5): 6.95; (4)ACD/LogD (pH 7.4): 6.95; (5)ACD/BCF (pH 5.5): 113194.50; (6)ACD/BCF (pH 7.4): 113194.50; (7)ACD/KOC (pH 5.5): 144247.00; (8)ACD/KOC (pH 7.4): 144247.00; (9)#H bond acceptors: 1; (10)#H bond donors: 1; (11)#Freely Rotating Bonds: 15; (12)Index of Refraction: 1.448; (13)Molar Refractivity: 77.71 cm3; (14)Molar Volume: 290.149 cm3; (15)Polarizability: 30.807 10-24cm3; (16)Surface Tension: 31.1450004577637 dyne/cm; (17)Density: 0.836 g/cm3; (18)Flash Point: 135 °C; (19)Enthalpy of Vaporization: 63.982 kJ/mol; (20)Boiling Point: 310.917 °C at 760 mmHg

Preparation of Cetyl alcohol: With the demise of commercial whaling, cetyl alcohol is no longer primarily produced from whale oil but instead either as an end-product of the petroleum industry, or produced from vegetable oils such as palm oil and coconut oil.

Uses of Cetyl alcohol: it is used in the cosmetic industry as a surfactant in shampoos, or as an emollient, emulsifier or thickening agent in the manufacture of skin creams and lotions. It is also employed as a lubricant for nuts and bolts.

When you are using this chemical, please be cautious about it as the following:
This chemical may cause inflammation to the skin or other mucous membranes. It is irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. You should not breathe its dust. What's more, you must avoid contact with skin and eyes. Whenever you will contact it, please wear suitable gloves.

You can still convert the following datas into molecular structure:
(2)InChI: InChI=1S/C16H34O/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17/h17H,2-16H2,1H3

The toxicity data is as follows:

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
guinea pig LDLo skin 10gm/kg (10000mg/kg)   "Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology," 3rd rev. ed., Clayton, G.D., and F.E. Clayton, eds., New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1978-82. Vol. 3 originally pub. in 1979; pub. as 2n rev. ed. in 1985.Vol. 2C, Pg. 4635, 1982.
mouse LD50 intraperitoneal 1600mg/kg (1600mg/kg)   Food and Cosmetics Toxicology. Vol. 16, Pg. 683, 1978.
mouse LD50 oral 3200mg/kg (3200mg/kg)   Food and Cosmetics Toxicology. Vol. 16, Pg. 683, 1978.
rabbit LD50 skin > 2600mg/kg (2600mg/kg)   American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. Vol. 34, Pg. 493, 1973.
rat LCLo inhalation 2220mg/m3/6H (2220mg/m3)   Journal of the American College of Toxicology. Vol. 7(3), Pg. 359, 1988.
rat LD50 intraperitoneal 1600mg/kg (1600mg/kg) GASTROINTESTINAL: "HYPERMOTILITY, DIARRHEA"

Food and Cosmetics Toxicology. Vol. 16, Pg. 683, 1978.
rat LD50 oral 5gm/kg (5000mg/kg) CARDIAC: OTHER CHANGES

Journal of the American College of Toxicology. Vol. 7(3), Pg. 359, 1988.

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