|Other names||Octadecyl alchohol, stearyl alcohol|
|Molar mass||270.49 g/mol|
61 °C, 334 K, 142 °F
336 °C, 609 K, 637 °F
| Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
Stearyl alcohol (also known as octadecyl alcohol or 1-octadecanol) is a substance prepared from stearic acid by the process of catalytic hydrogenation. It is a fatty alcohol. It takes the form of white solid granules or flakes which are insoluble in water, with a melting point of 59°C and boiling point of 210°C. 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 of various sorts, and is widely used as a hair coating in shampoos and hair conditioners.
Its chemical formula is CH3(CH2)17OH.
|Primary alcohols||Methanol • Ethanol • Propan-1-ol • Butanol • Isobutanol • 1-Pentanol • 1-Hexanol • 1-Heptanol • Octanol • Nonanol • Decanol • Dodecanol • 1-Tetradecanol • Cetyl alcohol • Stearyl alcohol|
|Secondary alcohols||Isopropyl alcohol • 2-Butanol • 2-Hexanol|
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