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Cetyl Alcohol, chemical name 1-hexadecanol and palmityl alcohol is a vegetable derived fatty alcohol used in a wide variety of products - from lotions to hair products. Cetyl Alcohol is a useful natural, fatty alcohol. Cetyl Alcohol NF, and other Fatty Alcohols, are used in formulations to make emulsions, thicken, and add properties like conditioning, In hair products etc. Ceyl alcohol can also contribute good comb out.
Cetyl Alcohol NF is an excellent choice to optimize a formula for good feel, conditioning and thickening - especially in greener formulations.
Solubility - Cetyl Alcohol is soluble in diethyl ether, and acetone, other some other solvents. It is slightly soluble in alcohol. Insoluble in cold water. Partially solubility in hot water
HLB = 15
CH3(CH2)15OH Also known as the chemical names Hexadecan-1-ol and palmityl alcohol
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