cetyl alcohol
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cet- (from Latin cetus whale) + -yl; from its occurrence in spermaceti Date: 1863 a waxy crystalline alcohol C16H34O obtained by the saponification of spermaceti or the hydrogenation of palmitic acid and used especially in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations and in making detergents

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  • Cetyl alcohol — Cetyl alcohol[1] …   Wikipedia

  • cetyl alcohol — n a waxy crystalline alcohol C16H34O obtained by the saponification of spermaceti or the hydrogenation of palmitic acid and used esp. in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations and in making detergents * * * [NF] a solid fatty alcohol prepared… …   Medical dictionary

  • cetyl alcohol — /seet l/ a white, crystalline, water insoluble solid, C16H34O, used chiefly as an emollient in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Also, cetylic alcohol /si til ik/. Also called ethal. [1870 75; CET + YL (so called because some of its compounds are… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • cetyl alcohol — Cetylic Ce*tyl ic, a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, spermaceti. [1913 Webster] {Cetylic alcohol} (Chem.), a white, waxy, crystalline solid, obtained from spermaceti, and regarded as homologous with ordinary, or ethyl, alcohol;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cetyl alcohol — cetilo alkoholis statusas T sritis chemija formulė H(CH₂)₁₆OH atitikmenys: angl. cetyl alcohol rus. цетиловый спирт ryšiai: sinonimas – 1 heksadekanolis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cetyl alcohol — noun The waxy aliphatic primary alcohol 1 hexadecanol, used in cosmetics etc …   Wiktionary

  • cetyl alcohol — noun : a waxy crystalline solid alcohol C16H33OH found in the form of palmitate in spermaceti and used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations (as creams and lotions) and in making detergents called also 1 hexadecanol …   Useful english dictionary

  • cetyl alcohol — ce′tyl al′cohol [[t]ˈsit l[/t]] n. chem. a white crystalline water insoluble solid, C16H34O, used chiefly as an emollient in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals • Etymology: 1870–75; < Lcēt(us)whale; from its being found in spermaceti …   From formal English to slang

  • Cetyl palmitate — Identifiers CAS number 540 10 3  …   Wikipedia

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