Sasol Chemicals ALFOL 1012 Alcohol is a blend of high purity petrochemical-based linear primary alcohols. ALFOL 1012 Alcohol is a clear colorless liquid with a sweet pungent odor. ALFOL 1012 Alcohol is classified as readily biodegradable in standard ready biodegradability tests. Sasol Chemicals ALFOL Alcohols are physically and chemically equivalent to corresponding oleochemical-based alcohols derived from such sources as coconut oil and palm oil.

INCI Name: Decyl Alcohol

Chemical Name: 1-Decanol, 1-Dodecanol

Functions: Intermediate, Pour Point Depressant, Solvent, Wetting Agent

Chemical Family: Alcohols, Chemical Mixtures & Blends

Technical Data Sheet
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Identification & Functionality

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Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Applicable Processes
Fluids & Lubricants Type
Fluids & Lubricants End Use
Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Industrial Additives End Use
Recommended Uses & Known Applications

ALFOL 1012HA  Alcohol can be used in a wide array of applications including:

  • As feedstock for all of the chemical reactions in which primary alcohols are routinely employed
  • Esterified, ethoxylated, propoxylated, sulfated, oxidized, etc.
  • Directly in numerous personal care and technical formulations


Physical Form
Clear, colorless liquid
Insoluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Average Molecular Weight164g/mol
Total Alcohol Contentmin. 98.5wt. %
Density (at 40°C)0.817g/mL
Flash Point114°C
Viscosity (at 40°C)8.9cSt
Vapor Density (Air = 1)7.4
Saponification Numbermax. 1
Water Contentmax. 0.15wt. %
Colormax. 20APHA
Hydroxyl Number338 - 350mg KOH/g
Iodine Numbermax. 0.25mg I₂/100 mg
Melting Range2 - 4°C
Boiling Range218 - 274°C
Homolog Distribution
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
C₈OH & Lowermax. 2wt. %
C₁₀OH83 - 91wt. %
C₁₂OH5 - 9wt. %
C₁₄OH3 - 7wt. %
C₁₆OH & Highermax. 0.5wt. %

Typical physical properties are listed, actual properties will vary slightly from lot to lot.

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • North America

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
36 Months
Storage Information
  • Small quantities should be stored in sealed bottles, totes and drums at a temperature of 25°C (77°F) or less. Liquid bulk quantities should be padded with a dry inert gas, such as nitrogen, to prevent air from entering the tank or container.
  • The product should not be exposed to temperatures in excess of 60°C (140°F) for long periods of time to avoid product degradation. ALFOL 1012HA Alcohol shows no physical and/or chemical changes for at least 36 months after the manufacturing date when stored under conditions that minimize exposure to air, moisture and extreme temperatures.
  • It is recommended to test the alcohol for key specifications every 36 months after the manufacturing date. Please be advised that Sasol Chemicals will not be responsible for retesting the product.