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AHCOHOL 1618 (Cetyl Stearyl/Cetearyl Alcohol)

Chemical Name: Fatty Alcohols C16-C18 or Cetearyl Alcohol or Cetostearyl Alcohol

CAS#: 67762-30-5

  • Product Details & Information

    Cetyl stearyl is a mixture of fatty alcohols with 16 (cetyl alcohol) and 18 (stearyl alcohol) carbon atoms. It is often sold as cetostearyl alcohol, C16-C18 alcohol, cetearyl alcohol and various other names. As with all fatty alcohol blends, it can be derived from both natural and synthetic sources.

    Acme-Hardesty is a leading producer of vegetable-derived cetostearyl alcohol for use in industrial and manufacturing processes. We are a trusted partner to multiple industries, where our products offer exceptional quality and value while remaining a sustainable, environmentally friendly option.

  • Uses & Applications

    What Is Cetostearyl Alcohol Used For?

    Personal Care: Emollient, Thickener for Skin Creams, Lotions, Hair Conditioners

    Textiles: Intermediate

    Waxes: Intermediate

    Plastics: Intermediate

    Surfactants and Esters: Nonionic Surfactants

    Soaps and Detergents: Nonionic Surfactants

    Acme-Hardesty sells cetearyl alcohol for use as an emulsifier, emollient, viscosity controller or dispersant. It can also be used as a chemical intermediate in products such as deodorants and cleaners, in which it improves foaming properties. As a result, you can find cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol in a wide range of personal care products, lubricants, resins, cosmetics and more.

    For more information about the uses and chemical formula of cetearyl alcohol, download the detailed product specifications sheet or contact us.

  • Grades and Forms Available

    TA, 50:50, PS, NF, Kosher in Pastilles or Liquid

    Our Products

    Acme-Hardesty cetostearyl alcohol is 100-percent vegetable-based, not derived from or tested on animals, and it’s peanut-, tree nut-, egg-, dairy- and GMO-free. Multiple grades are available, including TA, 50:50, PS, NF and kosher-certified products.

    We sell our products in both liquid and pastille form, delivering it in bags or isotanks. You can store unopened packages at room temperature for up to three years (TA grade) or 18 months (50:50 and PS grades).

    Acme-Hardesty manufactures cetearyl alcohol using environmentally responsible practices. Learn more about our commitment to sustainability.

  • Packaging

    Bags, Isotanks

    Handling and Storage Precautions

    The cetyl alcohol MSDS contains detailed information about how to safely work with and store our product. Cetyl alcohol is a mild irritant, and you should handle it using gloves and protective eyewear. In case of exposure, flush the area with clean water or use an eyewash station. Store in a cool, dry place away from heat and flames.

    For more handling and storage recommendations, download the cetyl/stearyl alcohol MSDS today. To request a quote and place an order, use our secure online form or call us today.

  • Shelf Life

    Three Years from Date of Manufacture for the TA Grade, and One and a Half Years for the 50:50 and the PS Grades when stored according to MSDS recommendations

  • INCI Name

    Cetearyl Alcohol

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Sales Specifications of AHCOHOL 1618 TA

ParametersSpecificationsTest Methods
Appearance White Solid AOCS Ea 9-65
Acid Value 0.1 max AOCS Te 2a-64
Saponification Value 2.0 max AOCS Tl 1a-64
Iodine Value 1.0 max AOCS Tg 1a-64
Color APHA 10 max ASTM D 1209-84
Hydroxyl Value 205 – 220 AOCS Cd 13-60
Moisture, % 0.3 max AOCS Tb 2-64
Melting Point, °C 48 – 56 Vendor
Typical Composition, %
C16 22.0 min By GC
C18 60.0 min By GC
Specs & MSDS of AHCOHOL 1618