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ALFOL 1618

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INCI Name: Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol
Chemical Name: Stearyl Alcohol, 1-Hexadecanol
Function: Stabilizer, Coupling Agent, Degreaser, Viscosity Modifier, Foaming Agent, Intermediate, Co-Emulsifier, Emulsifier, Solvent, Chemical Intermediate, Emulsion Stabilizer
Chemical Family: Alcohols
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Identification & Functionality

ALFOL 1618 Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Properties

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Physical Form
Odor
Sweet Pungent
Insoluble in
Water
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Molecular Weight (Average)256g/mol-
Total Alcohol Contentmin. 96.8wt. %-
Homolog Distribution - C14OH & lowermax. 2wt. %-
Homolog Distribution - C16OH51.5 – 61.5wt. %-
Homolog Distribution - C18OH32.3 – 42.3wt. %-
Homolog Distribution - C20OHmax. 5.8wt. %-
Density at 40°C (104°F)0.805g/mL-
Viscosity at 70°C (158°F)7.8 – 8.5cSt-
Vapor Pressure at 20°C (68°F)max. 0.01mmHg-
Flammability Upper explosion limitapprox. 5.0 (V)%-
Flammability Lower explosion limitapprox. 0.4 (V)%-
Water Contentmax. 0.1 wt. %DIN 51777
Colormax. 40-EN ISO 6271-2
Saponification Numbermax. 1mg KOH/g-
Vapor Density7.4--
Melting Point43 – 49 (110 – 120)°C (°F)-
Iodine Numbermax. 1.5mg I2/100 mg-
Hydroxyl Number210 – 223mg KOH/g-
Flash Point162 (325)°C (°F)ASTM D 93
Carbonyl Contentmax. 180ppm-
Boiling Point331 – 350 (628 – 662)°C (°F)-
Auto-ignition Temperature277 (531)°C (°F)-

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Technical Details & Test Data

Viscosity versus Temperature Profile

ALFOL pure cut alcohol viscosity vs temperature

Sasol ALFOL 1618 Viscosity versus Temperature Profile - 1

ALFOL blended alcohol viscosity vs temperature

Sasol ALFOL 1618 Viscosity versus Temperature Profile - 2​​​​​​​

Density versus Temperature Profile

ALFOL pure cut alcohol density vs temperature

Sasol ALFOL 1618 Density versus Temperature Profile - 1

ALFOL blended alcohol density vs temperature

Sasol ALFOL 1618 Density versus Temperature Profile - 2​​​​​​​

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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)