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Cetyl Alcohol is known for having ability to serve as opacifier, emollient, emulsifier, and thickening agent. It is widely utilized in formulation of lotions & skin creams and as a lubricating agent for nuts & bolts. This chemical has molecular formula C16H34O and molar mass of 242.45 g/mol. It can be prepared by reduction of palmitic acid under controlled conditions. Cetyl Alcohol is a type of fatty acid which appears as white colored flakes having faint waxy odor. Having melting & boiling points of 49.3 & 344 degrees Celsius respectively, it shows no solubility in water but is soluble in chloroform, benzene, & ether.