AHCOHOL™ 1498 (Myristyl Alcohol)
Chemical Name: Myristyl Alcohol, 1-Tetradecaonol
CAS#: 112-72-1; 112-53-8
- Product Details & Information
Myristyl alcohol, also known as 1-Tetradecanol, is a 14-carbon, straight-chain fatty alcohol produced through the hydrogenation of myristic acid. The myristic acid occurs naturally in palm kernel oil, coconut oil and the nutmeg plant Myristica fragrans. AHCOHOL™ 1498 is Acme-Hardesty's formulation of myristyl alcohol.
As a fatty alcohol, myristyl serves as a conditioning agent, increases thickness and foaming capacity in liquids and acts as a chemical intermediate in the production of other products. It also effectively stabilizes emulsions, preventing them from separating into their oil and liquid components. As a result, many manufacturers rely on AHCOHOL™ 1498 to give their products the right consistency.
If you need a myristyl alcohol supplier to meet your unique supply chain demands, turn to Acme-Hardesty. As a division of Jacob Stern and Sons, we have more than 70 years of experience connecting North American manufacturers with oleochemical producers across the globe. Today, we are one of the largest distributors of renewable fatty alcohols and other bio-based chemicals. We have the knowledge and dedication to provide sustainably sourced myristyl alcohol and other quality ingredients.
- Uses & Applications
Due to its versatility, AHCOHOL™ 1498 is used in many industries and consumer products. You can find myristyl alcohol in the following applications:
Personal care: Myristyl alcohol and other fatty alcohols provide effective emulsion stabilizing and emollient properties in lotions, creams and shaving foams. Personal care and cosmetics companies may include myristyl alcohol as a foam stabilizer or booster.
Cleaning: Myristyl alcohol is a perfume fixative in soaps and household cleaning agents including detergents, glass cleaners and disinfectant sprays. The fatty alcohol also appears in specialty cleaning and auto repair products.
Industrial: Manufacturers use myristyl alcohol as a processing aid or chemical intermediate when producing surfactants and synthesizing chemicals such as myristyl bromide, dimethylmyrisylamine and myristyl chloride.
- Grades and Forms Available
Myristyl alcohol comes in a waxy, white crystalline solid form. Although it is insoluble in water, it dissolves well in diethyl ether and somewhat well in ethanol.
At Acme-Hardesty, we sell AHCOHOL™ 1498 myristyl alcohol in bulk quantities to accommodate the needs of large manufacturers. To learn more about the packaging options we offer, contact us for a quote today. Our knowledgeable customer service team can provide an accurate estimate and guide you through every step of the process.
- Shelf Life
When stored according to SDS recommendations in a dry, well-ventilated environment, myristyl alcohol can last for several years. For more information about the shelf life and proper storage of AHCOHOL™ 1498, please reach out to the Acme-Hardesty team.
- INCI Name
The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) name for AHCOHOL™ 1498 is Myristyl Alcohol. Other common names for this product include tetradecyl alcohol and tetradecan-1-ol.
Sales Specifications of AHCOHOL 1498
|Melting Point||39 °C (102.2 °F)||—|
|Boiling Point||294 °C (561.2 °F)||@ 1013 mbar|
|Flash Point||155 °C (311 °F) PMCC||—|
|Auto-ignition Temperature||259 °C (498.2 °F)||@ 1 atm, ASTM E 659|
|Flammability (solid, gas)||Product is not flammable||EU method A.10.|
|Vapor Pressure||0.8 Pa @39°C||—|
|Specific Gravity||0.823||@ 35°C|
|Solubility||Water: 1.3 g/l||@ 23°C|
|Partition Coefficient: N-Octanol/Water||5.5 log Kow (HPLC)||—|
|Viscosity, Kinematic||2.845 mm2/s @100°C (ASTM D445)||—|
|Viscosity, Dynamic||9 - 11 mPa.s @30°C||—|