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Oleyl alcohol

(Z)- 9- Octadecen-1-ol

Oleyl alcohol
Oleyl alcohol is a mixture of unsaturated and saturated long-chain fatty alcohols mainly made up of oleyl alcohol and elaidyl alcohol. Oleyl alcohol can form a major part of the formulation for non-aqueous bases.
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Oleyl alcohol
Oleyl alcohol
Primary function
Non-aqueous base
Typical use level
Listed in IID. As a non-aqueous base for lotions, it can be evaluated up to 10% w/w.
Physical data

  • Appearance: Colourless or light yellow oily liquid

Benefits / Claims
Can act as a penetration enhancer and being oily, it imparts emollience to the formulation
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