Table 1. Physical and chemical properties of fatty alcohols

Name Common name CAS number Molecular formula Melting point in °C
1-Hexanol caproic alcohol 111-27-3 C6H14O -52
1-Octanol caprylic alcohol 111-87-5 C8H18O -16
1-Decanol capric alcohol 112-30-1 C10H22O 7
1-Dodecanol lauryl alcohol 112-53-8 C12H26O 23
1-Tetradecanol myristyl alcohol 112-72-1 C14H30O 38
1-Hexadecanol cetyl alcohol 36653-82-4 C16H34O 49
1-Heptadecanol margaryl alcohol 1454-85-9 C17H36O 54
1-Octadecanol stearyl alcohol 112-92-5  C18H38O 58
1-Eicosanol arachidyl alcohol 629-96-9 C20H42O 64
1-Docosanol behenyl alcohol 661-19-8  C22H46O 71
1-Tetracosanol lignoceryl alcohol 506-51-4 C24H50O 77
1-Hexacosanol ceryl alcohol 506-52-5 C26H54O 81
1-Octasanol montanyl alcohol  557-61-9 C28H58O 84