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HallStar® CO-1650 Cetearyl Alcohol

INCI Name: Cetearyl Alcohol
Product Code: A455
CAS #: 67762-27-0
EINECS: 267-008-6
Brand: HallStar®

HallStar® CO-1650 Cetearyl Alcohol 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.

HallStar® CO-1650 Cetearyl Alcohol consists primarily of approximately equal amounts of Cetyl Alcohol (CAS RN 36653-82-4, EC 253-149-0) and Stearyl Alcohol (CAS RN 112-92-5, EC 204-017-6).  Its components 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
  • 80% reduction in VOCs compared with Texanol: meets and exceeds international regulations for no VOCs
  • Opacifier
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based
  • Viscosity Stabilizer
Appearance (25°C) Waxy white solid
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 - 55
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


  • Acid neutralizer
  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Depilatories
  • Acid neutralizer
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  • Shampoos

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