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Cetyl Alcohol
Cetyl Alcohol is used in personal care products like skin lotions and creams, cetyl alcohol serves as a thickening agent and emulsifier, to help keep product ingredients from separating. Because cetyl alcohol melts at temperatures higher than the average human body temperature, it is useful in cosmetic products like lipsticks, helping lip color adhere to the skin.
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CAS No: 36653-82-4

Identification of the substance: Cetyl alcohol

Classification of the substance or mixture: Not classified for physical or health hazards under GHS.

In emergency dial 111, and then ask for Fire, Ambulance or Police as necessary.

In case of poisoning phone National Poisons Centre – 0800 764 766

First aid measures

General notes                    Take off contaminated clothing.
Following inhalation Provide fresh air. In all cases of doubt, or when symptoms persist, seek medical advice.
Following skin contact Rinse skin with water/shower. In all cases of doubt, or when symptoms persist, seek medical advice.
Following eye contact Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. In all cases of doubt, or when symptoms persist, seek medical advice.
Following ingestion Rinse mouth. Call a doctor if you feel unwell.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed Irritant effects
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed none

Firefighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media                                     Co-ordinate fire-fighting measures to the fire surroundings water spray, foam, dry extinguishing powder, carbon dioxide (CO2)
Unsuitable extinguishing media water jet
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture Combustible. Vapours can form explosive mixtures with air.
Hazardous combustion products In case of fire may be liberated: carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2)
Advice for firefighters Vapours are heavier than air. Fight fire with normal precautions from a reasonable distance. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

Accidental release measures

For non-emergency personnel                                  Do not breathe dust
Environmental precautions Keep away from drains, surface and ground water.
Advices on how to contain a spill Covering of drains.
Advices on how to clean up a spill Take up mechanically.
Other information relating to spills and releases Place in appropriate containers for disposal. Ventilate affected area.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling                       Avoid dust formation
Advice on general occupational hygiene Wash hands before breaks and after work.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities                   Keep container tightly closed. Store in a dry place.
Incompatible substances or mixtures Observe hints for combined storage.
Ventilation requirements Use local and general ventilation.
Specific designs for storage rooms or vessels Recommended storage temperature: 15 - 25 °C.

Physical and chemical properties

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