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behenyl alcohol[bə′hen·əl ′al·kə‚hȯl]
CH3(CH2)20CH2OH A saturated fatty alcohol; colorless, waxy solid with a melting point of 71°C; soluble in ethanol and chloroform; used for synthetic fibers and lubricants. Also known as 1-docosanol.
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