Stearyl alcohol


What is stearyl alcohol?

Stearyl alcohol, chemically known as 1-octadecanol, is an essential and versatile ingredient used in various industries. It is a type of fatty alcohol obtained from natural sources such as palm oil or coconut oil. Stearyl alcohol finds applications in different industries due to its unique properties and potential uses.


CAS.                   112-92-5

Stearyl alcohol

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How is stearyl alcohol made?

Stearyl alcohol is obtained through a process of saponification and hydrogenation of vegetable oils or fats. This process involves converting triglycerides into fatty acids and then reducing these fatty acids into fatty alcohols, of which stearyl alcohol is a prominent example. The result is a white, waxy substance with excellent stability and properties that make it suitable for use in various products.


The function of stearyl alcohol

Stearyl alcohol is known for its versatile properties and functionality. It possesses emulsifying, thickening, and stabilizing characteristics, making it a valuable ingredient in various cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. In creams, lotions, and ointments, it acts as an emulsifier, enabling the mixing of water and oil phases into homogeneous formulations. Moreover, stearyl alcohol aids in thickening products, resulting in a rich texture and enhanced application properties. Thanks to its stabilizing effects, it's often used to improve the consistency and shelf life of different products.

Stearyl alcohol in various industries

The versatility of stearyl alcohol makes it an indispensable ingredient in various industries.

In the cosmetic industry, the substance is often used in skincare products, hair care products, and makeup. Due to its non-irritating and soothing properties, it's suitable for products catering to all skin types.

Additionally, stearyl alcohol is frequently utilized in pharmaceutical preparations such as ointments and creams due to the stable texture and extended shelf life it imparts to these products.

Lastly, stearyl alcohol plays a crucial role in the production of industrial coatings and lubricants. The substance acts as a thickener and stabilizer in coatings, improving consistency and enabling better application. In lubricants, it contributes to viscosity and helps maintain the structural integrity of the product.


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