AHCOHOL 1216 (Lauryl/Myristyl Alcohol)
- Chemical Name:
- Alcohols C12-16
- Product Details & Information
Laurel/myristyl alcohol is a mix of C12 (laurel alcohol) and C14 (myristyl alcohol) fatty alcohols. Used in many industrial and manufacturing processes, C12-16 alcohols can be derived from both organic and synthetic sources, though all Acme-Hardesty products are 100-percent vegetable-based and GMO-free.
Fatty alcohols have many uses in today’s manufacturing facilities. They are often employed as a chemical intermediate when producing surfactants, detergents and esters used in cleaning products. As well, they possess natural foaming stabilizing and amphipathic properties, adding to their usefulness as a detergent or soap. Other uses of fatty alcohols include as an emollient, emulsifier or viscosity modifier in cosmetics and personal care products, as well as in lubricants and greases. They can also be used to process textiles.
For a complete list of potential uses for laurel/myristyl fatty alcohol, check out the links on this page or contact Acme-Hardesty today.
Safe Handling of Lauryl/Myristyl Alcohol
Acme-Hardesty sells laurel/myristyl alcohol in both liquid and pastille form. It has a mild odor and decomposes when subjected to excessive heat. You should wear gloves and protective eyewear when handling any C12-16 alcohol. In the event of accidental exposure, wash with plenty of clean water and consult a doctor if symptoms persist.
You can store laurel/myristyl alcohol at room temperature for up to two years. Our product is available in NF-food-grade and certified-kosher formulations. For more information, download the C12-16 fatty alcohol MSDS.
An Industry Leader in Fatty Alcohols
Acme-Hardesty has been a leader in the industrial production of oleochemicals for more than 70 years. Fatty alcohols such as laurel alcohol, myristyl alcohol and cetyl alcohol represent some of our most popular market segments. All of our products are vegetable-based, not tested on animals and free of tree nuts, peanuts, gluten, eggs, soy and other common allergens.
Laurel/myristyl alcohol and related oleochemical blends are available in drums, bags and liquid bulk. Learn more about our products by downloading the detailed spec sheet. To request a quote, submit a request online or contact us today.
- Uses & Applications
Surfactants and Esters: A Chemical Intermediate to Make Fatty Alcohol Sulfates and Ethoxylates
Lubricants and Greases: Acrylates and Methacrylates, Fatty Alcohol Esters
Personal Care: Emollient, Emulsifier, Viscosity Modifier
Soaps and Detergents: Foam Stabilizer, Cleaning Booster
Textiles: Intermediate to Make Surfactants Used in Fabric Processing
- Grades and Forms Available
Kosher, NF, Pastilles
Drums, Liquid Bulk, Bags
- Shelf Life
One Year from Date of Manufacture when stored according to MSDS recommendations
- INCI Name
|Acid Value||0.1 max||ASTM D 1980-87|
|Saponification Value||0.5 max||ASTM D 5558-95|
|Iodine Value||0.3 max||ASTM D 5554-95|
|Color APHA||10 max||ASTM D 1209-84|
|Hydroxyl Value||280 – 295||ASTM D 1957-86|
|Moisture, %||0.1 max||ASTM D 6304-00|
|Hydrocarbons, %||1.0 max||In-house method by GC|
|Fatty Alcohol Composition, %||—||—|
|C10||1.0 max||In-house method by GC|
|C12||65 min||In-house method by GC|
|C14||18 – 28 max||In-house method by GC|
|C16||4 – 8 max||In-house method by GC|
|C18||0.5 max||In-house method by GC|