Cetearyl Alcohol
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Cetearyl Alcohol


Alcohols, C16-18;

Cetyl-stearyl alcohol;


Non-ionic surfactant

> Alcohol

>> Fatty Alcohol

Chemical Numbering System

CASRN: 67762-27-0

EINECS: 267-008-6

Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight

Molecular Formula: N/A

Molecular Weight: N/A




Appearance    (1), white solid.

Solubility    insoluble in water.

Stability    stable.

Risk    Solid form: flammable material; irritation, irritation to skin, eye, respiratory system. Harmful products of combustion are CO, CO2 and so on. Contact with strong oxidants, can cause to burn.

GHS (Rev.9) label:  

Ecology    may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.

Biodegradability    biodegradable.

Characteristics    excellent emulsifying, dispersing, lubricating, solubilizing abilities.



Quality Standards & Test Methods

1, Physical and chemical indexes


Physical and chemical indexes


Actives, %, ≥


Test Methods

(1), Actives

GB/T 13173 Surface active agents - Detergents - Testing methods

2, Hazardous substances indexes


Hazardous substances indexes


Heavy metals (as Pb), mg/Kg, ≤


As, mg/Kg, ≤


Test Methods

(1), Heavy metals (as Pb)

Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)

GB/T 30799 The test method of food detergents - Determination of heavy metals

(2), As

Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)

GB/T 30797 The test method of food detergents - Determination of total arsenic

3, Product standards

(1), Chinese standards

(1a), GB/T 16451 Natural fatty alcohols

(1b), Chinese Pharmacopoeia (2015 Edition) Cetostearyl Alcohol

4, Further explanation

(a), On physical and chemical indexes: firstly, shall be indicated carbon atom distribution; secondly, shall be indicated average molecular weight.

(b), Used in cosmetics, should be test for harmful substances or furtherly test for microorganisms, according to local regulations and standards.

Major Uses

1, Typical applications

Use as emulsifying agent, dispersing agent.

Use as lubricant.

Use as intermediate in organic synthesis.

2, Personal care products

Conditioning agent, emollient, viscosity controlling agent, emulsion stabilizer, emulsifying agent, foam boosting agent, opacifier in personal care products.

3, Medicine

Pharmaceutical excipient, use as blocker, base material. (This section is for reference only, should be implemented according to local Pharmacopoeia.)



Update: 20130920(1); 20190915(2)