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INCI Name: C12-13 Alcohols
CAS Number: 75782-86-4
Functions: Stabilizer, Intermediate, Coupling Agent, Co-Emulsifier, Emulsion Stabilizer, Chemical Intermediate, Emulsifier, Wetting Agent, Scouring Agent
Chemical Family: Alcohols
Ingredient Origin: Synthetic, Petrochemical
Synonyms: C12-13 alcohols
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Alchem 123 Alcohol Technical Data Sheet
Alchem 123 Alcohol Technical Data Sheet
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Identification & Functionality

Applications & Uses

Recommended Uses & Known Applications

ALCHEM 123 is used as raw material to produce ethoxylates, ethoxysulphates, sulfates, phosphates, ester and ethers suitable for several application fields.

ALCHEM 123 derivatives is the base to manufacture liquid and powder detergents, shampoos, bath foams, textile & leather auxiliaries (wetting, degreasing, scouring agents), plasticizers, binders for paint and coating and lubricant additives.


Physical Form
Clear liquid
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Carbonyl Numbermax. 0.1mg KOH/gISO 1279
Carbon Distribution - C 11 and lightermax. 1% massRCM 1101
Carbon Distribution - C 1237-48% massRCM 1101
Carbon Distribution - C 1352-63% massRCM 1101
Carbon Distribution - C 14 and heaviermax. 4% massRCM 1101
Total Linear Alcohol Contentmin. 92% massRCM 1101
Molecular Weight (Average)194g/molRCM 1101
Distillation - Initial Boiling Point267°CASTM D86
Distillation - Final Boiling Point291°CASTM D86
Water Contentmax. 0.1 wt. %DIN 51777
Colormax. 10-APHA
Pour Point23°CASTM D5950
Hydroxyl Number287-293mg KOH/gRCM 1101
Hydrocarbons Contentmax. 0.1% massRCM 1101
Flash Point120°CASTM D93
Density at 20°C816kg/m3ASTM D4052, ASTM D7042
Bromine Indexmax. 50mg Br2/100gASTM 1492
Acid Valuemax. 0.06mg KOH/gASTM D664 (method B) or ASTM D1613

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Packaging Information

ALCHEM 123 is generally supplied in drums.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
12 months
Storage and Handling

It is recommended to keep ALCHEM 123 in a cool and well ventilated place. ALCHEM 123 should preferably be stored in stainless steel tanks or steel lined with epoxy-phenolic resins. Avoid materials as aluminum, copper and copper alloys.

It is suggested to store the product at temperature between 30°C and 40°C. It is preferable to avoid h eating above 50°C and to store under nitrogen in order to minimize yellowish phenomena. To prevent oxidation during prolonged storage, it is recommended to blanket the product with nitrogen.