stearyl alcohol


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

stearyl alcohol

[′sti‚ril ′al·kə‚höl]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)16CH2OH Oily white, combustible flakes; insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol, acetone, and ether; melt at 59°C; used in lubricants, resins, perfumes, and cosmetics, and as a surface-active agent.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The current study was aimed at developing sustained- release formulation of diltiazem HCl using gelucire alone or in combination with stearyl alcohol for lipid matrix capsules and high viscosity grade HPMC for matrix tablet.
Another problem was Brazil's increase from 2 to 14% of import duties on lauryl and stearyl alcohol used in cosmetics production.
Lipids were extracted for 2 h in 2:2:1 (v/v/v) water:methanol:chloroform to which stearyl alcohol had been added as an internal standard.