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ALFOL 18

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Chemical Name: Stearyl Alcohol
Function: Adhesion Promoter, Pour Point Depressant, Viscosity Modifier, Coupling Agent, Leveling Agent, Wetting Agent, Fiber Softener, Dispersant & Wetting Agent, Defoamer
CAS Number: 112-92-5
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)270g/mol-
Total Alcohol Contentmin. 98wt. %-
Homolog Distribution - C16OH & lowermax. 3wt. %-
Homolog Distribution - C18OHmin. 95wt. %-
Homolog Distribution - C20OH & highermax. 3wt. %-
Density at 70°C0.806g/mL-
Viscosity at 70°C (158°F)8.7cSt-
Vapor Pressure at 20°C (68°F)max. 0.01mmHg-
Flammability Upper explosion limitapprox. 5.0 (V)%-
Flammability Lower explosion limitapprox. 0.4 (V)%-
Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water)log Pow: 7.19--
Water Contentmax. 0.1 wt. %DIN 51777
Colormax. 40-EN ISO 6271-2
Acid Numbermax. 0.5mgKOH/g-
Iodine Numbermax. 1g/100g600-39
Vapor Density5 – 9--
Saponification Numbermax. 1.5mg KOH/g-
Melting Point55 – 60 (131–140)°C (°F)-
Hydroxyl Number200 – 220mg KOH/g-
Flash Point196 (385)°C (°F)ASTM D 93
Carbonyl Contentmax. 700ppm-
Boiling Point350 – 354 (662 – 669)°C (°F)-
Auto-ignition Temperature249 - 269 (480 - 516)°C (°F)-

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

Viscosity versus Temperature Profile

ALFOL pure cut alcohol viscosity vs temperature

Sasol ALFOL 18 Viscosity versus Temperature Profile - 1

ALFOL blended alcohol viscosity vs temperature

Sasol ALFOL 18 Viscosity versus Temperature Profile - 2​​​​​​​

Density versus Temperature Profile

ALFOL pure cut alcohol density vs temperature

Sasol ALFOL 18 Density versus Temperature Profile - 1

ALFOL blended alcohol density vs temperature

Sasol ALFOL 18 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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