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    Fatty Alcohols

    Offering the largest selection of natural and synthetic fatty alcohols sourced globally from world-class manufacturers

    Univar Solutions offers a full line of straight chain primary fatty alcohols, from as few as 8 carbons to as many as 22 as well as custom blends. They are commonly referred to as Short Chain (Carbon Chain < 10), Mid-Cut, and Long Chain (Carbon Chain > 18). Natural fatty alcohols are derived from natural fats and oils by hydrogenating the corresponding fatty methyl ester and subsequent fractionation. Natural fatty alcohols have an even number of carbon atoms with a single functional alcohol group (-OH) attached at the first carbon. Synthetic fatty alcohols are produced from ethylene using the Ziegler reaction, which yields a chemically identical linear primary alcohol with an even numbered carbon chain.

    With more than 120 distribution centers nationwide, our efficient private fleet with dedicated drivers, and our partnership with world-class suppliers, Univar Solutions is ready to serve your fatty alcohols needs.

    Characteristics

    • Biodegradable
    • Sustainable (green)
    • Versitie Chemistry

    Form at room temperature is defined by carbon chain length:

    • Short chain: Liquid
    • Mid chain: Semi-solid
    • Long chain: Solid

    Grades

    • Tech grade
    • NF grade
    • RSPO mass balanced

    Packaging available

    • Bulk (molten)
    • Drums
    • Bags (solid)
    • Supersacks (solid)

    Applications

    Chemical manufacturing

    Used an intermediate to make the following derivatives: ethoxylates, esters, amines, acetals, olefins, thiols, carboxylic acids, aldehydes

    CASE

    Alkyd resins, plasticizer production

    Personal care

    Skin care (lotions, body wash), hair care (conditioner, hair masks), color cosmetics

    Oilfield

    Drilling muds (corrosion inhibition)

    Lubricants & metalworking

    Defoamer in lubricant additives & metalworking fluids

    HIC

    Specialty industrial & household cleaners

    Asphalt

    Air entrainment agent

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