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Sasol
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ISOFOL
ISOFOL 16 is a primary, saturated alcohol with defined branching of the carbon chain. It can be chemically described as 2-hexyl-1-decanol and is also referred to as C16 Guerbet alcohol. It is used in personal care. ISOFOL 16 is a medium spreading emollient, basic material for the production of emollient esters. For documents specific to a region, please contact Sasol using the 'Request Document' button.

ISOFOL 16

Producer: 
Sasol
Brand: 
ISOFOL
ISOFOL 16 is a primary, saturated alcohol with defined branching of the carbon chain. It can be chemically described as 2-hexyl-1-decanol and is also referred to as C16 Guerbet alcohol. It is used in personal care. ISOFOL 16 is a medium spreading emollient, basic material for the production of emollient esters. For documents specific to a region, please contact Sasol using the 'Request Document' button.
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Applications & Uses

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Fluids & Lubricants Type
Bath & Body Applications
Fluids & Lubricants End Use
Treatment Products
Recommended Uses & Known Applications

ISOFOL Alcohols and their derivatives are used as raw materials and intermediates in many application areas including:

  • Lubricants – converted to esters having improved hydrolytic stability and lower pour points than linear counterparts.
  • Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals – an odorless ingredient of creams, lotions, and ointments.
  • Personal Care – sulfate derivative gives low foaming cleansing.

Properties

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Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Molecular Weight (Average)approx. 242g/mol600-19
Carbonyl Numbermax. 0.3mg KOH/gISO 1279
Water Contentmax. 0.1 wt. %DIN 51777
Acid Numbermax. 0.05mgKOH/g600-31
Iodine Numbermax. 0.5mg I/100mg600-39
Colormax. 10EN ISO 6271
Hydroxyl Number225 - 235mg KOH/g600-30
2-Hexyl-1-decanolmin. 97wt%600-12a
Flash Pointapprox. 156°CDIN 51758
Ester valuemax. 0.3mg KOH/g600-33
Density (20°C)0.835 - 0.840g/mlDIN 51757
Melting range-21 - -15°C600-27
Boiling Pointapprox. 294°C600-21
Refractive indexapprox. 1.450nD20DIN 51423
Viscosity (20°C)approx. 38mPas600-25
Physical Form
Liquid
Appearance
Clear colorless liquid

Technical Details & Test Data

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Melting points of ISOFOL alcohols in comparison with linear NACOL alcohols

The ISOFOL alcohols C12 to C24 are liquid at ambient temperature, whereas corresponding linear and saturated alcohols are solid. While oleyl alcohol starts to solidify at approx. 10 °C, ISOFOL alcohol of similar chain lengths remains liquid  

ISOFOL alcohol viscosity vs temperature

The temperature-dependant kinematic viscosity of ISOFOL alcohols is shown in Figure

ISOFOL alcohol density vs temperature

Storage & Handling

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Shelf Life
48 months
Storage And Handling

Safe handling advice

  • Ensure all equipment is electrically grounded before beginning transfer operations.

Storage/Transport pressure

  • Ambient

Load/Unload temperature

  • 21-32 °C (71-88 °F)

Documents (11)

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Cosmetics Formulary Brochure
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Raw Materials For Cosmetics
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ISOFOL Based Monomers for Flexible Resins
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ISOFOL 16 Product Brochure
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ISOFOL - Adding value to your Personal Care products
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