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INCI Name: Cetearyl Alcohol
Product Code: A455
CAS #: 112-92-5 and 36653-82-4
EINECS: 204-017-6 and 253-149-0
Brand: HallStar®

HallStar® CO-1650 Cetearyl Alc is a fatty alcohol derived entirely from vegetable feedstocks. It is a waxy white solid with a mild odor at room temperature and finds widespread application as an opacifier, emulsion thickener/bodifier and stabilizer, viscosity stabilizer, and rinse-out hair conditioning component.

All components of HallStar® CO-1650 Cetearyl Alc are listed in the chemical inventories of the following countries and unions: Australia, Canada, China, European Union, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, Switzerland and the United States.

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Bodying Agent
  • Emollient
  • Emulsion Stabilizing Agent
  • Feel Modification/Enhancement
  • Opacifier
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based
  • Viscosity Stabilizer
Appearance (25°C) Waxy white flake
Color (Gardner) 3.0 maximum
Odor Characteristic
Melting Point (°C) 48 - 54
Hydroxyl Value (mg KOH/g) 210 - 220
Iodine Value (gI2/100g) 5.0 maximum
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 2.0 maximum
C-16 & C-18 (%) 80 - 100
C18 (%) 45.0 - 55.0
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Mineral Oil (hot)
  • Vegetable Oil (hot)
Toxicology Profile
  • CIR Expert Panel: Safe at up to 25% in present practices of use.
  • JACT/IJT Reference(s): J. Amer. Coll. Toxicol. (JACT) 7(3): 359-413 (1988).
  • Bag - 50lbs


  • Beach Wear Sun Care
  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Depilatories
  • Eye Area Color Cosmetics
  • Facial Cleansers
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Foot Care
  • Hair Conditioners
  • Hand & Body Care
  • Lip Care
  • Self-Tanners
  • Shampoos

The information presented herein is believed to be accurate and reliable, but no warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, is made regarding the information or the performance of any product. Further, nothing contained herein shall be taken as any inducement or recommendation to use, manufacture or sell that may infringe any patents or any other proprietary rights now or hereafter in existence, nor to imply compliance with any regulatory requirements

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