Cetyl Alcohol

Cetyl alcohol, also known as 1- hexadecanol or palmityl alcohol, belongs to the family of alcohols which has a high fat quantity. CETYL alcohol is used in the cosmetics production. It is derived from vegetable oils such as palm or coconut oil.

Features and Advantages:

  • Disinfectant property
  • Lubricant
  • Odorless
  • Emulsifier


  • Cetyl alcohol has a very high Disinfectant and degreasing property, so it is used in many detergents.
  • In industrial applications, this material is used as a
  • lubricant in chemical compounds.
  • In the pharmaceutical and medicine, it is used in the manufacturing of many drugs and ointments.
  • It has an emulsifying role. It is also used as a softener, thickener (concentrate enhancer), opaque element, and as a carrier of other substances in the chemical formula. Since it is not hydrolyzed with water, it can retain skin moisture and help hydrate the skin

Product specification


White solid

Molecular Formula


Molecular mass

242.44 g / mol


0.811g / cm3

Melting point

49 °C

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