ISOFOL 32 is a primary, saturated alcohol with defined branching of the carbon chain. Such alcohols are chemically described as 2-alkyl-1-alkanols and are also referred to as Guerbet alcohols. It is a high purity alcohol that offers excellent oxidative and color stability. Additionally, the twin, 100% linear alkyl branches of the ISOFOL alcohol give it a lower viscosity and better biodegradability than dimer alcohols derived from oxo-alcohols. The unique chemical structure of ISOFOL alcohol also provides good solubility and solvency.

INCI Name: Tetradecyloctadecanol

Chemical Name: 2-decyltetradecanol, Tetradecyloctadecanol

Functions: Coupling Agent, Intermediate, Pour Point Depressant, Slip Agent, Solubilizer, Solvent

End Uses: Body Cream, Body Lotion, Cleaners, Detergents, Fragrances & Perfumes, Lubricants, Oil & Gas Applications, Ointments, Surfactants

CAS Number: 32582-32-4

Chemical Family: Alcohols, Polyethylenes, Polyolefins

Features: Good Solubility, High Solvency

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Identification & Functionality

Ingredient Origin
Base Chemicals Functions
CASE Ingredients Functions
Cleaning Ingredients Functions
Cosmetic Ingredients Functions
Industrial Additives Functions

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
Base Chemicals Features

Applications & Uses

Base Chemicals End Uses
Fragrances & Perfume Applications
Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Industrial Additives End Use
Skin Care Applications
Treatment Product Applications


Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Ester Valuemax. 1mg KOH/g
Iodine Valuemax. 1mg l/100 mg
Density (at 60°C)0.82g/mL
Melting Range44 - 48°C
Refractive Index (nD20)1.45
Viscosity (at 20°C)23.0mPas
Molecular Weight470.0g/mol
Hydroxyl Value95 - 120mg KOH/g
Boiling Pointmin. 300°C
Acid Numbermax. 0.1mg KOH/g
Water Contentmax. 0.1wt. %
Colormax. 80APHA
Flash Point266.0°C
iC 32 OHmin. 90.0wt. %

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

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 32 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 32 ISOFOL alcohol viscosity vs temperature

ISOFOL alcohol density vs temperature

Sasol ISOFOL 32 ISOFOL alcohol density vs temperature

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America

Storage & Handling

Storage and Handling

Safe handling advice

Ensure all equipment is electrically grounded before beginning transfer operations.

Storage/Transport pressure


Load/Unload temperature

130 - 150 °F