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Stearyl Alcohol CAS 112-92-5

Molecular Formula: C18H38O

Formula Weight: 270.49

ZSpharmac: Stearyl Alcohol Raw Material Supplier

Product Name: Stearyl Alcohol
CAS No: 112-92-5
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Stearyl Alcohol
Other Names:1-Octadecanol
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:White Flakes
EINECS No.:204-017-6
Provide:Stearyl Alcohol MSDS;
Stearyl Alcohol. COA

What is Stearyl Alcohol?

Stearyl alcohol is a long-chain saturated higher fatty alcohol with a chemical name of 1-octadecyl alcohol, a molecular formula of C18H38O, and a molecular weight of 270.49 g/mol. It is a white, colorless or slightly yellowish flake, needle-like crystal or massive solid with a slight fragrance, low volatility, insoluble in water, but soluble in a variety of organic solvents such as alcohol and benzene. , chloroform, ether, acetone, etc.

In industrial production and daily life, stearyl alcohol is widely used as an ingredient in various chemicals and consumer products. In the personal care product industry, stearyl alcohol is used as an emulsifier, emollient and thickener. It can help combine oil and moisture in skin care products and enhance the stability and moisturizing effect of the product. It is commonly used in skin care creams and hand care products. Creams, conditioners, hair removal creams and other products. At the same time, due to its good lubricating properties, it is also used in lubricants and other product formulations that need to improve slippery feel.

Stearyl Alcohol Property

Melting point 56-59 °C (lit.)
Boiling point 210 °C15 mm Hg
density 0.812 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
vapor density 9.3 (vs air)
vapor pressure <0.01 mm Hg ( 38 °C)
refractive index 1.4356 (estimate)
Fp 185°C
storage temp. 2-8°C
solubility methanol: soluble10mg/mL, clear, colorless
form Flakes
Specific Gravity0.812
color White
Odorwh. unctuous flakes or gran., faint odor, bland taste
explosive limit~8%
Water Solubility insoluble


Stearyl Alcohol Uses

Cosmetics and personal care industry:
Emollient: Because of its good lubricity and moisturizing properties, stearyl alcohol is often added to products such as facial creams, lotions, shampoos, shower gels, lipsticks, etc., as an emollient to enhance the soft touch of the product on skin and hair.
Emulsion stabilizer: It can be used as a non-ionic emulsifier to help mix the water and oil phases and form a stable emulsion system, improving the stability and durability of the product.
Thickeners: By increasing the viscosity of the product, it makes the paste easier to apply and package, while helping to maintain the product’s form.

Pharmaceutical Industry:
Ointment base: Stearyl alcohol is an important component in the production of topical ointments and creams. It can increase the hardness and consistency of ointments. It also has a certain moisturizing effect and helps drug release and penetration.
Controlled-release preparations: In drug sustained-release technology, stearyl alcohol can be used as an excipient to participate in the preparation of drug delivery systems such as controlled-release tablets, suppositories, and microspheres.

Industrial production:
Lubricant: In machining and manufacturing, stearyl alcohol can be used as a lubricant to reduce friction and wear between components and improve equipment operating efficiency.
Synthetic raw materials: It is the basic raw material for various chemical products such as synthetic resins, plastic additives, rubber products, surfactants (such as Pingpingjia).

Other apps:
Color film industry: Stearyl alcohol can be used as a component of some couplers and participate in the film production process.
Chemical intermediates: In organic synthesis, stearyl alcohol can be converted into other useful chemicals through a series of chemical reactions.

Stearyl Alcohol Features

Excellent stability: Stearyl alcohol is a saturated long-chain fatty alcohol with relatively stable chemical properties and is not susceptible to oxidation and deterioration. It is suitable for use in a variety of chemical environments, especially in cosmetics and personal care products, ensuring that the products have a long shelf life. .

Excellent emulsifying properties: As a non-ionic emulsifier, stearyl alcohol can act as a stabilizer in oil-in-water (W/O) or water-in-oil (O/W) emulsions, helping different oil phases and The aqueous phase is evenly dispersed to form a stable and fine emulsion.

Excellent lubrication and softness: As an emollient, stearyl alcohol can give the product excellent lubricity, effectively reduce the friction coefficient, make the skin feel soft and smooth, and has good spreadability, helping skin care products to better apply on the skin. Apply to skin and absorb.

Thickening and film-forming ability: In cosmetic formulas, stearyl alcohol can increase the consistency of the cream and form a stable cream texture. It can also form a protective film on the skin surface to help lock in moisture, thereby improving the quality of the cream. Moisturizing effect.

Versatility: Stearyl alcohol is not only widely used in personal care products, but can also be used as a starting material for the synthesis of other chemical products, such as for the manufacture of surfactants, resins, plastic additives, rubber additives, etc.

High safety: Although stearyl alcohol is somewhat irritating, it is generally safe at the concentrations used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, complies with relevant regulatory requirements, and has been widely used with a low risk level.

Ease of processing: The physical state of stearyl alcohol is suitable as a solid raw material, and it is easy to melt and mix with other ingredients under heating conditions, making it easy to operate and handle in the production process.


National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Summary for CID 8221, Stearyl Alcohol. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Stearyl-Alcohol. Accessed Apr. 3, 2024.

As a company specializing in the production and supply of Stearyl Alcohol raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the Stearyl Alcohol raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

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Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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