stearyl alcohol


stearyl alcohol
An ingredient of hydrophilic ointment and hydrophilic petrolatum; also used in the preparation of creams.

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stea·ryl alcohol 'stē-ə-.ril-, 'sti-.ril- n an unctuous solid alcohol C18H38O that has uses similar to those of cetyl alcohol

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1. a solid alcohol prepared from stearic acid by catalytic hydrogenation; used as an emollient and emulsifying agent. 2. [NF] an official preparation, containing at least 90 per cent stearyl alcohol, the remainder consisting mainly of cetyl alcohol.

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