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HallStar® CO-1695 Cetyl Alcohol

INCI Name: Cetyl Alcohol
Product Code: 0176
CAS #: 36653-82-4
EINECS: 253-149-0
Brand: HallStar®

HallStar® CO-1695 Cetyl Alcohol is biodegradable, high C16 content cetyl alcohol. It is an oleochemical, derived entirely from vegetable (coconut and/or palm kernel, supplemented with palm oil stearine) feedstock. Refined oil is converted to methyl esters which are then fractionated, hydrogenated to form alcohols, and then further distilled to achieve the high C16 content of this product. It finds widespread application as an opacifier, emulsion thickener/bodifier and stabilizer, viscosity stabilizer, and rinse-out hair conditioning component.

All components of HallStar® CO-1695 Cetyl Alcohol are listed in the following countries. Registration numbers for the active ingredients are included in parentheses: United States (TSCA listed), Europe (EINECS 253-149-0), Canada (DSL listed), Australia (AICS listed), Korea (ECL 2-1481), Philippines (PICCS listed), Japan (ENCS 2-217), China (Part 1), and Switzerland.

HallStar® CO-1695 Cetyl Alcohol is also approved for use under FDA 21 CFR 175.105, 175.300, 176.200, 177.1010, 177.1200, 177.2800, 178.3910.

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
  • Wet Combing Enhancement
Appearance (25°C) Waxy white solid
Color (APHA = PtCo) 5
C16 (%) 98
C18 (%) 2
Hydrocarbons 0.1
Hydroxyl Value (mg KOH/g) 228
Melting Point (°C) 49
Iodine Value (gI2/100g) 0.6
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 0.1
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 0.3
Water [Moisture] (%) 0.05
Boiling Point (°C) 249 (760 mm Hg)
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Acetone
  • Alcohol [Ethanol]
  • Ether
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Mineral Oil (hot)
  • Vegetable Oil (hot)
Toxicology Profile
  • CIR Expert Panel: Safe at up to 50% in present practices of use.
  • Inhalation: Dusting may result in slight irritation.
  • Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal irritation.
  • JACT/IJT Reference(s): See J. Am. Coll. Toxicol. (JACT) 7(3):359-413, 1988.
  • Ocular / Eye Irritation: May produce a mild but transient irritation.
  • Skin Irritation: Prolonged exposures may cause slight transient irritation. Heated product may cause thermal burns if contacted.
  • Bag - 50lbs
  • Bag - 25kgs

Regional Approvals:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • EU
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • US


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