Octyldodecanol BP

Octyldodecanol is a long-chain fatty alcohol. It occurs as a clear, colorless or yellowish, oily liquid


Used in a wide variety of beauty products as an emollient and emulsifier, also used as a solvent and fragrance ingredient.


Molecular Formula: C20H42O
Molecular Weight:  298.55 g/mol
CAS No.: 5333-42-6


General Specifications

Test Specification….BP
Description It occurs as a clear, colorless or yellowish, oily liquid

Test (A)

Test (B)


(a) Hydroxyl Value-175.0 – 190.0

(b) Thin-layer chromatography

Solubility Practically insoluble in water, miscible with ethanol (96%)
Acidity or Alkalinity Specified Test
Optical Rotation -0.10° to + 0.10°
Iodine Value Not more than 8.0
Hydroxyl Value 175.0 – 190.0
Peroxide Value Not more than 5.0
Relative Density About 0.840
Refractive Index About 1.455
Saponification Value Not more than 5.0
Water Not more than 0.5%
Sulfated Ash Not more than 0.1%, determined on 1.0 g.
Assay Not less than 90.0%

Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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