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IUPAC name 1-Tetradecanol
Other names Myristyl alcohol
Tetradecyl alcohol
CAS number 112-72-1
Molecular formula C14H30O
Molar mass 214.39 g/mol
Density 0.824 g/cm³
Melting point

38 °C

Boiling point

>260 °C

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

1-Tetradecanol, or commonly myristyl alcohol, is a straight-chain saturated fatty alcohol, with the molecular formula C14H30O. It is a white crystalline solid that is practically insoluble in water, soluble in diethyl ether, and slightly soluble in ethanol.

1-Tetradecanol may be prepared by the reduction of myristic acid or some fatty acid esters with reagents such as lithium aluminium hydride or sodium.

As with other fatty alcohols, 1-tetradecanol is used as an ingredient in cosmetics such as cold creams for its emollient properties. It is also used as an intermediate in the chemical synthesis of other products such sulfated alcohol.


    • Merck Index, 12th Edition, 6418.
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