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ISOFOL 16

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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Identification & Functionality

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Features & Benefits

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Applications & Uses

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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. 10-EN 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

Regulatory & Compliance

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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  

Sasol ISOFOL 16 Melting points of ISOFOL alcohols  in comparison with linear NACOL alcohols

ISOFOL alcohol viscosity vs temperature

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

Sasol ISOFOL 16 ISOFOL alcohol viscosity vs temperature

ISOFOL alcohol density vs temperature

Sasol ISOFOL 16 ISOFOL alcohol density vs temperature

Packaging & Availability

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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)

Document Name
Type
Products
Technical Data Sheet
Products: ISOFOL 16
Technical Data Sheet
ISOFOL 16
Technical Data Sheet
Products: ISOFOL 16
Brochure
ISOFOL 12, ISOFOL 18 E ALCOHOL, ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, ISOFOL 18T, ISOFOL 16, ISOFOL 28
Brochure
Products: ISOFOL 12, ISOFOL 18 E ALCOHOL, ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, ISOFOL 18T, ISOFOL 16, ISOFOL 28
Brochure
ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, ISOFOL 2426S, ISOFOL 16, ISOFOL Ester 4693
Brochure
Products: ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, ISOFOL 2426S, ISOFOL 16, ISOFOL Ester 4693
Brochure
ISOFOL 12, ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, ISOFOL 32, ISOFOL 16, ISOFOL 28
Brochure
Products: ISOFOL 12, ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, ISOFOL 32, ISOFOL 16, ISOFOL 28

Formulations (1)

Formulation Name
End Uses
Product Families
Facial Masks
HI&I Cleaning Formulations, Skin Care, Personal Care Formulations
End Uses: Facial Masks