fatty alcohol

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fat·ty al·co·hol

a long chain alcohol, analogous to the fatty acids, of which the fatty alcohol may be viewed as a reduction product; for example, octadecanol from stearic acid. It is often found esterified in waxes.
Synonym(s): wax alcohol
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fatty alcohol

n.
Any of various alcohols derived from natural sources or prepared synthetically, used especially as emulsifiers and surfactants in cosmetics, detergents, pharmaceuticals, plastics, and other industrial products.
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When we examine Table 2, we see that, an increase in the chain length of the fatty alcohol resulted with an increase in the melting and freezing peak temperatures of PCMs for both the fatty alcohols and the hybrid micro-PCMs.
These included 2 fatty aldehydes; nonanal (16) and 2E-decenal (20); 2 fatty alcohols, lignocerol (68) and pentacosyl alcohol (73); four isoprenoids, phytane (36), iso-phytol (42), hexahydrofarnesyl acetone (43), and E-phytol (57), and 2 phytosterols, O-Sitosterol (79) and fucosterol (81).
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describe the natural and synthetic pathways, sources, and signatures of fatty alcohols, as well as their concentrations in the environment, behavior, toxicity, and eco-toxicity.
Editor's note: Policosanols are fatty alcohols found in many plants such as wheat, sorghum, sugar cane and also in beeswax.
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The fatty alcohols like cetyl, stearyl and ceteryl are used as emollients but are often wrongly associated with ethyl.
Adol fatty alcohols and Adogen fatty amides are also used as internal and external lubricants.
The composition is substantially free of fatty alcohols.
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