heptadecanol

heptadecanol

[¦hep·tə′dek·ə‚nȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C17H35OH An alcohol; colorless liquid boiling at 309°C; slightly soluble in water; used as a chemical intermediate, as a perfume fixative, in cosmetics and soaps, and to manufacture surfactants.
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