Table 1. Alcohols

Alcohols from Natural Fats/Oils No. of Carbons   Alcohols from Synthetic Origin
Capryl alcohol(1-octanol) 8 2-ethyl hexanol (oxo, branched)
Pelargonyl alcohol(1-nonanol) 9 Isononanol (iso, branched)
Capric alcohol (1-decanol) 10 Isodecyl alcohol (branched)
Lauryl alcohol( 1-dodecanol) 12 Dodecyl/tridecyl alcohol(mixed branched)
  13 Tridecyl alcohol (iso, branched)
Myristyl alcohol (1-tetradecanol) 14  
Cetyl alcohol(1-hexadecanol) 16 Isocetyl alcohol (branched)
Stearyl alcohol(1-octadecanol) 18  Isostearyl alcohol (branched)
Oleyl alcohol (1-octadecenol) 18-1  
Arachidyl alcohol ( 1-eicosanol) 20  
Behenyl alcohol ( 1-docosanol) 22