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CAS No.: 8005-44-5
Formula: C34H72O2
Exact Mass: 512.55300
Molecular Weight: 512.93400
PSA: 40.46000
LogP: 11.70020
hexadecan-1-ol,octadecan-1-ol 8005-44-5 MSDS

Section 1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
    Cetostearyl Alcohols
    Common Name/
    Trade Name
    Cetostearyl Alcohols

Section 3. Hazards Identification
    Potential Acute Health Effects Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of
    Potential Chronic Health        Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of    
    Effects        inhalation.    
    CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
    MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
    TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
    The substance is toxic to mucous membranes.
    Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.

Section 4. First Aid Measures
    Eye Contact        Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for    
    at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.
    Skin Contact        Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation    
    Serious Skin Contact        Not available.    
    Inhalation        If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.    
    Get medical attention.
    Serious Inhalation        Not available.    
    Ingestion        Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an    
    unconscious person. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get medical attention if
    symptoms appear.
    Serious Ingestion
    Not available.

Section 5. Fire and Explosion Data
    Flammability of the Product May be combustible at high temperature.
    Auto-Ignition Temperature The lowest known value is 254°C (489.2°F) (Myristic alcohol).
    The lowest known value is CLOSED CUP: 110°C (230°F) . (Myristic alcohol)
    Flash Points
    The greatest known range is LOWER: 1% UPPER: 8% (Stearyl alcohol)
    Flammable Limits
    Products of Combustion        These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2).    
    Fire Hazards in Presence of Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of open flames and sparks, of heat, of oxidizing materials.
    Non-flammable in presence of moisture.
    Various Substances
    Explosion Hazards in Presence Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
    of Various Substances        Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.    
    Fire Fighting Media        SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.    
    and Instructions        LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.    
    Material supports combustion. (Myristic alcohol)
    Special Remarks on
    Fire Hazards
    Special Remarks on Explosion Not available.
    Cetostearyl Alcohols

Section 6. Accidental Release Measures
    Small Spill        Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by    
    spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority
    Large Spill        Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading    
    water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system.

Section 7. Handling and Storage
    Precautions        Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. If ingested,    
    seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label. Keep away from incompatibles such as
    oxidizing agents, acids.
    Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.

Section 8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
    Engineering Controls        Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below    
    recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep
    exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
    Personal Protection        Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.    
    Personal Protection in Case of Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be
    a Large Spill        used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a    
    specialist BEFORE handling this product.
    Exposure Limits        Not available.    

Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties
    Physical state and appearance Solid.        Odor        Not available.    
    Taste        Not available.    
    Not applicable.
    Molecular Weight
    Color        Not available.    
    pH (1% soln/water)        Not applicable.    
    Boiling Point        Not available.    
    Melting Point        48°C (118.4°F) - 56 C.    
    The lowest known value is 487.85°C (910.1°F) (Cetyl alcohol).
    Critical Temperature
    Specific Gravity        Weighted average: 0.82 (Water = 1)    
    Not applicable.
    Vapor Pressure
    Vapor Density        The highest known value is 9.5 (Air = 1) (Stearyl alcohol). Weighted average: 8.91 (Air = 1)    
    Volatility        Not available.    
    Odor Threshold        Not available.    
    Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.        The product is more soluble in oil.    
    Not available.
    Ionicity (in Water)
    Dispersion Properties        Is not dispersed in cold water, hot water, methanol, diethyl ether, n-octanol.    
    See solubility in methanol, diethyl ether, acetone.
    Solubility        Easily soluble in diethyl ether.    
    Soluble in acetone.
    Partially soluble in methanol.
    Very slightly soluble in n-octanol.
    Insoluble in cold water, hot water.
    Cetostearyl Alcohols

Section 10. Stability and Reactivity Data
    The product is stable.
    Instability Temperature        Not available.    
    Conditions of Instability        Excess heat, incompatible materials    
    Incompatibility with various        Reactive with oxidizing agents, acids.    
    Non-reactive with moisture.
    Not considered to be corrosive for metals and glass.
    Special Remarks on        Not available.    
    Not available.
    Special Remarks on
    Polymerization        Will not occur.    

Section 11. Toxicological Information
    Routes of Entry        Absorbed through skin. Eye contact. Ingestion.    
    Toxicity to Animals        Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 2196 mg/kg (Rat) (Calculated value for the mixture).    
    Acute dermal toxicity (LD50): >2000 mg/kg [Mammal (unspecified)]. (Stearyl alcohol).
    Chronic Effects on Humans Not available.
    Other Toxic Effects on        Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of ingestion, of inhalation.    
    Special Remarks on        Lowest Published Lethal Dose/Conc    
    Toxicity to Animals        LCL [Rat] - Route: Inhalation; Dose: 2220 mg/m3/6H    
    LDL [Guinea Pig] - Route: Skin; Dose: 10000 mg/kg (Cetyl alcohol)
    Special Remarks on        Tumorigenic effects based on animal data (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances - Route:    
    Chronic Effects on Humans        implanted; Organism: Mouse . No human available.    
    Unable to locate references on possible reproductive or lactation effects of this agent. (Stearyl alcohol)
    Special Remarks on other        Acute Potential Health Effects:    
    Toxic Effects on Humans        Skin: Causes mild skin irritation. It may be absorbed through the skin    
    Eyes: Causes mild eye irritation.
    Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation.
    Ingestion: May cause digestive tract iirritation and diarrhea. May affect behavior/central nervous system
    (somnolence, central nervous system depresson). May affect the liver, respiration (respiratory depression)

Section 12. Ecological Information
    Ecotoxicity        Not available.    
    BOD5 and COD        Not available.    
    Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products
    Products of Biodegradation
    may arise.
    Toxicity of the Products        The product itself and its products of degradation are not toxic.    
    of Biodegradation
    Special Remarks on the        Not available.    
    Products of Biodegradation
    Cetostearyl Alcohols

Section 13. Disposal Considerations
    Waste Disposal        Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental    
    control regulations.

Section 14. Transport Information
    DOT Classification
    Not a DOT controlled material (United States).
    Not an IATA controlled material
    Identification        Not applicable.    
    Special Provisions for        Not applicable.    
    DOT (Pictograms)

Section 15. Other Regulatory Information and Pictograms
    Federal and State        No products were found.    
    California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has
    Proposition 65        found to cause cancer which would require a warning under the statute: No products were found    
    hich the State of California has found to cause birth defects which would require a warning under the
    statute: No products were found.
    Other Regulations        Not available    
    WHMIS (Canada) Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada).
    Other Classifications
    DSCL (EEC)        This product is not classified        S24/25- Avoid contact with skin and eyes.    
    according to the EU regulations.
    Health Hazard
    HMIS (U.S.A.)        1 National Fire Protection    
    1 Flammability
    1 Association (U.S.A.)
    Fire Hazard
    0 0 Reactivity
    Specific hazard
    Personal Protection
    WHMIS (Canada)
    DSCL (Europe)
    TDG (Canada)
    Cetostearyl Alcohols
    ADR (Europe)
    Protective Equipment
    Lab coat.
    Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
    approved/certified respirator or


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