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Dodecanol, also known by its IUPAC name 1-dodecanol or dodecan-1-ol, and by its trivial name dodecyl alcohol and lauryl alcohol, is a fatty alcohol. Dodecanol is a colourless, water insoluble solid of melting point 24 °C and boiling point 259 °C. It has a floral odor. It can be obtained from palm kernel or coconut oil fatty acids and methyl esters by reduction.
Additional recommended knowledge
In cosmetics, dodecanol is used as an emollient.
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