Table 2. Common alcohols

Name Carbon atoms
Capryl Alcohol (1-octanol) 8
2-ethyl Hexanol  8
Pelargonic Alcohol (1-nonanol) 9
 Capric Alcohol (1-decanol, Decyl Alcohol) 10
Undecyl Alcohol (1-undecanol, Undecanol, Hendecanol) 11
Lauryl Alcohol (Dodecanol, 1-dodecanol) 12
 Tridecyl Alcohol (1-tridecanol, Tridecanol, Isotridecanol) 13
Myristyl Alcohol (1-tetradecanol) 14
Pentadecyl Alcohol (1-pentadecanol, Pentadecanol) 15
Cetyl Alcohol (1-hexadecanol) 16
 Palmitoleyl Alcohol (Cis-9-hexadecen-1-ol) 16
 Heptadecyl Alcohol (1-n-heptadecanol, Heptadecanol) 17
Stearyl Alcohol (1-octadecanol) 18
Isostearyl Alcohol (16-methylheptadecan-1-ol)  18
Elaidyl Alcohol (9E-octadecen-1-ol) 18
 Oleyl Alcohol (Cis-9-octadecen-1-ol) 18
 Linoleyl Alcohol (9Z, 12Z-octadecadien-1-ol) 18
Elaidolinoleyl Alcohol (9E, 12E-octadecadien-1-ol) 18
 Linolenyl Alcohol (9Z, 12Z, 15Z-octadecatrien-1-ol) 18
Elaidolinolenyl Alcohol (9E, 12E, 15-E-octadecatrien-1-ol) 18
Ricinoleyl Alcohol (12-hydroxy-9-octadecen-1-ol)  18
Nonadecyl Alcohol (1-nonadecanol) 19
Arachidyl Alcohol (1-eicosanol)  20
Heneicosyl Alcohol (1-heneicosanol) 21
Behenyl Alcohol (1-docosanol)  22
Erucyl Alcohol (cis-13-docosen-1-ol) 22
Lignoceryl Alcohol (1-tetracosanol) 24
Ceryl Alcohol (1-hexacosanol) 26
Montanyl Alcohol, Cluytyl Alcohol (1-octacosanol) 28
Myricyl Alcohol, Melissyl Alcohol (1-triacontanol) 30
 Geddyl Alcohol (1-tetratriacontanol) 34