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Cetyl Alcohol Excipient | Uses, Suppliers, and Specifications

Cetyl Alcohol, also known as 1-hexadecanol and palmityl alcohol, is a fatty alcohol corresponding to the chemical formula CH3(CH2)15OH. It is derived from vegetable oils, such as palm or coconut oil. Cetyl alcohol is supplied in the form of waxy, white flakes, granules or cuboids. It exhibits a faint odour.

Synonyms and Trade Names: Cetyl Alcohol; Cetanol; Avol;  Crodacol C70; Crodacol C90; Crodacol C95; Ethal; Ethol; HallStar CO-1695; 1-Hexadecanol; n-Hexadecyl Alcohol; Hyfatol 16-95; Hyfatol 16-98; Kessco CA; Lanette 16; Lipocol C; Nacol 16-95; Palmityl Alcohol; Rita CA; Speziol C16 Pharma; Tego Alkanol 16; Vegarol 1695

Pharmacopoeial Compliance: USP-NF; Ph.Eur; B.P; J.P

Uses and Applications: Coating Agent; Emulsifying Agent; and Stiffening Agent


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