C16H33
Cetyl Ce"tyl, n. [Gr. ? whale + -yl.] (Chem.) A radical, {C16H33}, not yet isolated, but supposed to exist in a series of compounds homologous with the ethyl compounds, and derived from spermaceti. [1913 Webster]

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  • C16H33 — Hexdecyl Hex de*cyl, n. [Hex + decyl.] (Chem.) The essential radical, {C16H33}, of hecdecane. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cetyl — The univalent radical C16H33 of c. alcohol. c. alcohol the 16 carbon alcohol corresponding to palmitic acid, so called because it is isolated from among the hydrolysis products of spermaceti; it is used as an emulsifying aid and in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • cétylique — ● cétylique adjectif Alcool cétylique, hexadécanol 1 C16H33―OH, présent sous forme d ester palmitique dans le blanc de baleine. ● cétylique (expressions) adjectif Alcool cétylique, hexadécanol 1 C16H33―OH, présent sous forme d ester palmitique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cetyl — ˈsēd.əl also ˈse noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cet + yl; from the occurrence of some of its compounds in spermaceti : a univalent radical C16H33 compounds of which occur in waxes (as beeswax, spermaceti) : normal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • C16H33OH — ethal eth al, n. [Ether + alcohol: cf. F. [ e]thal.] (Chem.) A white waxy solid, {C16H33.OH}; called also {cetyl alcohol} and {cetylic alcohol}. See {Cetylic alcohol}, under {Cetylic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cetyl — Ce tyl, n. [Gr. ? whale + yl.] (Chem.) A radical, {C16H33}, not yet isolated, but supposed to exist in a series of compounds homologous with the ethyl compounds, and derived from spermaceti. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cetyl alcohol — ethal eth al, n. [Ether + alcohol: cf. F. [ e]thal.] (Chem.) A white waxy solid, {C16H33.OH}; called also {cetyl alcohol} and {cetylic alcohol}. See {Cetylic alcohol}, under {Cetylic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cetylic alcohol — ethal eth al, n. [Ether + alcohol: cf. F. [ e]thal.] (Chem.) A white waxy solid, {C16H33.OH}; called also {cetyl alcohol} and {cetylic alcohol}. See {Cetylic alcohol}, under {Cetylic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ethal — eth al, n. [Ether + alcohol: cf. F. [ e]thal.] (Chem.) A white waxy solid, {C16H33.OH}; called also {cetyl alcohol} and {cetylic alcohol}. See {Cetylic alcohol}, under {Cetylic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hexdecyl — Hex de*cyl, n. [Hex + decyl.] (Chem.) The essential radical, {C16H33}, of hecdecane. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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