Cetyl Alcohol


Cetyl alcohol, also known as 1-hexadecanol and palmityl alcohol, is a common ingredient in a variety of personal care products and cosmetics. It is derived from vegetable oils such as palm or coconut oil.

Appearance Crystalline powder. Colour White.

Melting point 49-51°C/120.2-123.8°F

Initial boiling point and range 190°C/374°F @ 20 hpa – Lit Flash point 170°C/338°F

Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits Upper flammable/explosive limit: 8% (V) : 1% (V) Vapour pressure

Vapour density 8.37 (Air = 1.0)

Relative density 0.805 g/cm3 at 60°C/140°F

Solubility(ies) Insoluble in water.

Partition coefficient log Pow: 6.73 at 25°C/77°F


Hazard Phrazes: Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. Very toxic to aquatic life. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Prec Phrazes: Dispose of contents/container to Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Collect spillage. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Avoid release to the environment.

Cas No: 36653-82-4
Einecs No: 36653-82-4

HS CODE: 34049090


Following the UK’s departure from the EU on 1 January 2021, all European shipments are sent on a DAP Basis (Delivered at Place).

This means that the buyer will be liable for import VAT at their prevailing national rate and for orders over 150€ (including carriage) import duties will become chargeable at your prevailing national rate.

The Duty is ascertained by your national customs authority based on the HS Code of each product. The HS Code is shown in the “European Shipment” section of each product page.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Pack Size

25gm, 50gm, 100gm, 250gm, 500gm, 1kg