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fatty alcohol

n.
Any of various alcohols derived from natural sources or prepared synthetically, used especially as emulsifiers and surfactants in cosmetics, detergents, pharmaceuticals, plastics, and other industrial products.
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This trend remains lucrative for companies involved in creating downstream potential of oleochemicals, such as acid esters, fatty alcohols and glycerol.
Oleochemicals excipients market by type is further segmented into Fatty Alcohols, Metal stearates, Glycerin, and Other Oleochemical Excipients.
Alcohol Ether Sulfates are generally manufacturer through ethoxylation of fatty alcohols that further proceeds through sulfonation reaction of ester of acids followed by the neutralization with the salt.
The cosmetic composition has a pH value in the range from about 1.0 to about 5.5; at least one acid directly absorbed dye, and at least one nonionic ethoxylated surfactant selected from the group of ethylene oxide adducts to saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched fatty alcohols and fatty acids and to glycerol fatty acid esters, each with about two to about 60 moles ethylene oxide per mole fatty alcohol or fatty acid or glycerol fatty acid esters, and combinations thereof.
Acme-Hardesty is one of the largest distributors of castor oil and derivatives, palm derivatives, preservatives and surfactants, as well as a full range of oleochemicals, glycerine, fatty acids, fatty alcohols and esters.
These organic materials include fatty acids, fatty alcohols, organic eutectics, and paraffin waxes.
Today we've evolved into one of the largest distributors of castor oils and derivatives, palm derivatives, preservatives and surfactants as well as a full range of renewable palm-based glycerine, fatty acids and fatty alcohols.
15 phytochemicals including 5 fatty acids, methyl iso-pentadecanoate (37), methyl pentadecylate (40), isopropyl myristate (41), methyl elaidate (56), and 9Z,12E-Octadecadienoic acid ME (60); 2 fatty aldehydes, nonanal (16) and 2E-decenal (20); 2 fatty alcohols, lignocerol (68) and pentacosyl alcohol (73); 4 isoprenoids, phytane (36), iso-phytol (42), hexahydrofarnesyl acetone (43), and E-phytol (57), and 2 phytosteroids, O-Sitosterol (79) and fucosterol (81) were identified for the first time from S.
Feng's team discovered that a compartment in yeast cells can be used to produce fatty alcohols within the cell itself.
Depending on the products, the market is segmented into distilled fatty acids, stearic acid, polyunsaturated fatty acids, fractionated fatty acids, glycerin and fatty alcohols. Based on applications, the market is categorized into food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and personal care, polymers, soaps and detergents.
Preclinical studies suggest that avocado compounds, including its polyhydroxylated fatty alcohols, can protect skin health by promoting wound healing and inhibiting UV damage.