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ALFOL 16

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Chemical Name: 1-Hexadecanol
Function: Adhesion Promoter, Pour Point Depressant, Viscosity Modifier, Coupling Agent, Leveling Agent, Wetting Agent, Fiber Softener, Dispersant & Wetting Agent, Defoamer
CAS Number: 36653-82-4
Chemical Family: Alcohols
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Identification & Functionality

Applications & Uses

Properties

Physical Form
Odor
Slight Sweet
Insoluble in
Water
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Molecular Weight (Average)242g/mol-
Total Alcohol Contentmin. 98wt. %-
Homolog Distribution - C14OH & lowermax. 3wt. %-
Homolog Distribution - C16OHmin. 96wt. %-
Homolog Distribution - C18OH & highermax. 3wt. %-
Density at 60°C0.811g/mL-
Viscosity at 60°C (140°F)9.9cSt-
Vapor Pressure at 20°C (68°F)max. 0.01mmHg-
Flammability Upper explosion limitapprox. 3.0 (V)%-
Flammability Lower explosion limitapprox. 0.5 (V)%-
Water Contentmax. 0.1 wt. %DIN 51777
Acid Numbermax. 0.1mgKOH/g600-31
Iodine Numbermax. 0.5mg I/100mg600-39
Vapor Density5 – 9--
Saponification Numbermax. 0.5mg KOH/g-
Melting Point45 – 49 (113 – 120)°C (°F)-
Hydroxyl Number225 – 235mg KOH/g-
Flash Point149 (300)°C (°F)ASTM D 93
Colormax. 35-APHA
Carbonyl Contentmax. 300ppm-
Boiling Point330 – 333 (626 – 631)°C (°F)-
Auto-ignition Temperature252 (485)°C (°F)-

Technical Details & Test Data

Viscosity versus Temperature Profile

ALFOL pure cut alcohol viscosity vs temperature

Sasol ALFOL 16 Viscosity versus Temperature Profile - 1

ALFOL blended alcohol viscosity vs temperature

Sasol ALFOL 16 Viscosity versus Temperature Profile - 2​​​​​​​

Density versus Temperature Profile

ALFOL pure cut alcohol density vs temperature

Sasol ALFOL 16 Density versus Temperature Profile - 1

ALFOL blended alcohol density vs temperature

Sasol ALFOL 16 Density versus Temperature Profile - 2​​​​​​​

Storage & Handling

Storage and Handling

Safe handling advice

Ensure all equipment is electrically grounded before beginning transfer operations.

Storage/Transport pressure

Ambient

Load/Unload temperature

60 - 77 °C (140 - 170 °F)

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