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Tridecane CAS 111-42-2

Molecular Formula: C13H28

Formula Weight: 184.36

ZSpharmac: Tridecane Cosmetic Raw Material Suppliers

Product Name: Tridecane
CAS No: 111-42-2
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Tridecane
Other Names:N-Tridecane
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Clear Colorless Liquid
EINECS No.:211-093-4
Storage:Store Below +30°C.
Provide:Tridecane MSDS;
Tridecane COA

What is Tridecane?

Tridecane, also known as n-tridecane, is a linear alkane with a molecular formula of C13H28. It is composed of 13 carbon atoms and 28 hydrogen atoms. It is colorless and odorless and is a saturated hydrocarbon compound.

Tridecane Property

Melting point -6–4 °C (lit.)
Boiling point 110-112 °C/12 mmHg (lit.) 234 °C (lit.)
density 0.756 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
vapor density 6.4 (vs air)
vapor pressure 1 mm Hg ( 59.4 °C)
refractive index n20/D 1.425(lit.)
Fp 215 °F
storage temp. Store below +30°C.
form Liquid
color Clear colorless
explosive limit0.6-6.5%(V)


Tridecane Uses

Solvent: As a non-polar solvent, Tridecane is widely used as a reaction medium, extractant and cleaning agent in the chemical industry due to its low toxicity and low volatility (compared to short-chain alkanes). It is suitable for dissolving a variety of organic compounds, especially in environments where stable, non-reactive solvents are required.

Chemical intermediates: As the starting material of the synthesis route, Tridecane can be converted into other chemicals, such as tridecanedioic acid through oxidation reaction, which is an important chemical raw material and is further used to manufacture polyesters and plasticizers. , lubricating oil additives and surfactants, etc.

Lubricating oil and fuel additives: In lubricating oil formulations, Tridecane can be used as an additive to improve low-temperature fluidity and improve lubrication effects. In addition, it can also be used as a fuel additive to adjust the evaporation performance and combustion characteristics of the fuel and optimize engine performance.

Pesticides and fertilizers: In pesticide formulations, Tridecane can be used as an auxiliary to help active ingredients disperse and adhere better, thereby improving pesticide efficiency and reducing dosage. It can also be used as a dispersant in fertilizers to promote nutrient absorption.

Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: As a mild solvent and emollient, Tridecane helps dissolve oil-soluble ingredients while providing a silky feel to skin and hair care products. It is commonly found in shampoos, conditioners, shower gels and skin care products.

Plastics and Polymer Industry: As a raw material for monomers or modifiers, Tridecane is involved in the synthesis of specific polymers with specific physical properties such as better toughness, heat resistance or processability.

Pharmaceutical industry: Tridecane can be used as a reaction medium or protective solvent during drug synthesis, especially in reactions that require a stable, inert environment.

Inks and paints: In ink and paint manufacturing, Tridecane is used as a regulator to help control product viscosity, improve leveling and drying properties, and as a solvent to help disperse pigments and resins.

Food contact materials: Subject to compliance with food safety standards, Tridecane can be used to produce certain components of food packaging materials, such as as part of plastic or coating raw materials.

The Main Applications of Tridecane in Makeup

  1. Solvent function: Since Tridecane is a non-polar, low-toxicity alkane solvent, it can effectively dissolve oil-soluble ingredients in cosmetic formulas, such as fragrances, oils, vitamins and other active substances, helping them to be evenly dispersed in the formula. This helps improve the stability of the product and the sensory experience during use, such as making perfumes, skin care oils, or makeup products such as lipsticks and eye shadows more delicate and easier to apply.
  2. Adjust skin feel: As an emollient, Tridecane can form a thin oil film on the skin surface, providing a smooth feeling without being greasy, helping to improve the spreadability of cosmetics and skin absorption. In skin care products, it can enhance moisturizing effects and give skin a soft and moisturized feeling.
  3. Volatility adjustment: The medium volatility of Tridecane makes it useful in some products that require quick drying, such as nail polish, makeup setting spray, etc. It can help speed up the evaporation of the solvent, achieve rapid film formation, and reduce the residual feeling.
  4. Enhanced stability: In formulas, Tridecane can be used as an auxiliary ingredient to help improve the chemical stability of the product and prevent oil-water stratification. Especially in water-containing cosmetics such as lotions and creams, it can assist in the stability of the emulsification system and extend the shelf life of the product. Expect.
  5. Safety and low irritation: Compared with some traditional solvents, Tridecane has lower skin irritation and toxicity, meets the high standards of safety and mildness required by the cosmetics industry, and is suitable for a wide range of user groups including sensitive skin. .

Tridecane Advantages

  1. Chemical stability: Tridecane, as a saturated linear alkane, has a high degree of chemical stability and is not easily oxidized or undergoes other chemical reactions. This characteristic makes it less susceptible to deterioration during storage and use, making it suitable for long-term preservation of formulated products.
  2. Good solubility: As a non-polar solvent, Tridecane can effectively dissolve a variety of oily substances and organic compounds, making it suitable for use as a solvent or diluent, especially in applications where the stability of chemical components needs to be maintained.
  3. Adjust volatility: Tridecane has moderate volatility and can control the drying rate of the solution at different temperatures, which is especially important for products that require precise control of drying time (such as coatings, inks, adhesives).
  4. Low freezing point: Tridecane’s low freezing point means it remains liquid over a wide temperature range, which is an important advantage when using or storing products in cold environments, ensuring product flow and ease of use.
  5. Strong compatibility: In cosmetic formulas, Tridecane has good compatibility with other raw materials and will not react with most ingredients, helping to maintain the overall stability and efficacy of the formula.
  6. Sensory properties: In spices and essence formulations, Tridecane serves as a carrier or diluent, which can help spice ingredients to be released more evenly. It has no obvious odor and does not affect the aroma performance of the final product.
  7. Environmental adaptability: Although Tridecane is a petroleum derivative, it has good biodegradability and has a relatively low impact on the environment, which is in line with the trend of sustainable development.


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As a company specializing in the production and supply of Tridecane 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 Tridecane raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

We always adhere to the principle of honest operation, strictly control product quality, and serve every customer with a customer-first attitude. Over the years, we have established good cooperative relationships with customers at home and abroad and won their trust and praise.

If you have needs or are interested in our products, please contact our service staff directly, we will wholeheartedly provide you with the best quality services and products. Looking forward to cooperating with you and developing together

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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