SAFOL 23 (C12/13)

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Sasol Chemical SAFOL 23 Alcohol is a blend of C12 and C13 branched and linear alcohols. The branched isomers in SAFOL 23 Alcohol are unique in that the branch is located mid-chain. This leaves the primary alcohol unobstructed for further derivatization. SAFOL 23 Alcohol is a synthetic alcohol produced from olefins obtained using the novel Fischer-Tropsch process. Due to its saturation, SAFOL 23 Alcohol demonstrates excellent oxidation and color stability. SAFOL 23 Alcohol's unique structure provides advantageous solubility and solvency. For documents specific to a region, please contact Sasol using the 'Request Document' button.

Chemical Name: Alcohols, C10-16

CAS Number: 67762-41-8

Functions: Emulsifier, Solvent

Chemical Family: Alcohols

Synonyms: C10-16 alcohols, C10-16-alcs., CO 1270, Lial 123, Lorol Special

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Identification & Functionality

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Applications & Uses

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Fluids & Lubricants End Use
Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Industrial Additives End Use
Recommended Uses & Known Applications
  • SAFOL 23 Alcohol and its derivatives may be used in a variety of applications including detergents and cleaners, plastics additives, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, leather and textiles additives, and personal care.
  • It can be also used as an emulsifier in paper industry, agrochemicals and metal working.


Physical Form
Clear liquid
Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Molecular Weight (Average)194g/molRCM 1101
Total Alcohol Contentmin. 99.5wt. %
Homolog Distribution - C11OH & lowermax. 1wt. %
Homolog Distribution - C12OH51 – 57wt. %
Homolog Distribution - C13OH43 – 49wt. %
Homolog Distribution - C14OH & highermax. 4wt. %
Density at 40°C (104°F)0.829g/mL
Viscosity at 40°C (104°F)13.5cSt
Vapor Pressure at 20°C (68°F)max. 0.01mmHg
Water Contentmax. 0.1 wt. %DIN 51777
Acid Numbermax. 0.1mgKOH/g600-31
Colormax. 10APHA
Iodine Numbermax. 1g/100g600-39
Saponification Numbermax. 2mg KOH/g
Pour Point6 (43)°C (°F)
Hydroxyl Number284 – 294mg KOH/g
Flash Pointmin. 124 (255)°C (°F)
Carbonyl Contentmax. 175ppm
Boiling Range260 – 285 (500 – 545)°C (°F)

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Packaging & Availability

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

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

  • Ambient