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Item # 1196, Cetearyl Alcohol

INCI Name: Cetearyl Alcohol

CAS Numbers: 67762-27-0


Cetearyl Alcohol is a mixture of fatty alcohols consisting predominately of cetyl and stearyl alcohols found in plants, like Coconut and Palm Oils. It is used as stabilizer, emulsifier, foaming agent, and emollient.

Specifications  · Technical Data  · Applications



Cetearyl Alcohol

CAS Numbers


Technical Data


Clear Liquid

Assay (Minimum - Maximum)

99.0000 to 100.0000 %

pH 1 % Solution (Minimum - Maximum)

5.5000 to 7.0000

Specific Gravity @ 20 ºC (Minimum - Maximum)

1.1050 to 1.1100

Maximum Moisture

0.2 %

Refractive Index @ 20 ºC (Minimum - Maximum)

1.5370 to 1.5390

Maximum Free Phenol

150.0000 ppm

Maximum Phenoxy Ethoxy Ethanol

1.0000 %

Lovibond 5.25 Inch (Yellow + Red)


It is used in facial and body creams and lotions, hair conditioners, ointments, body butters, and scrubs.


Cetearyl Alcohol Material Safety Data Sheet
(PDF, 597KB)

Cetearyl Alcohol Technical Data Sheet
(PDF, 422KB)