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1-Tetradecanol structure
Chemical Name:
Epal 14;alfol14;lanettek;loxanolv;myristic;myristyl;Alfol 14;Loxanol V;Lorol C14;dytolr-52
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
MOL File:

1-Tetradecanol Properties

Melting point:
35-39 °C(lit.)
Boiling point:
289 °C(lit.)
0.823 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density 
7.4 (vs air)
vapor pressure 
<1 hPa (20 °C)
refractive index 
Flash point:
>230 °F
storage temp. 
water: soluble0.00013g/L at 23°C
Low Melting Solid, Crystalline Powder, Crystals, Flakes, Pellets and/or Chunks
Specific Gravity
Water Solubility 
CAS DataBase Reference
112-72-1(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
EPA Substance Registry System
  • Risk and Safety Statements
Signal word  Warning
Hazard statements  H315-H319-H410
Precautionary statements  P305+P351+P338-P273-P501-P264-P280a-P321-P332+P313-P337+P313
Hazard Codes  Xi
Risk Statements  38-36
Safety Statements  24/25-26
WGK Germany  -
RTECS  XB8655000
Autoignition Temperature 489 °F
HSCode  2905 19 00
HazardClass  9
PackingGroup  III
Toxicity LD50 orally in Rabbit: > 2000 mg/kg LD50 dermal Rabbit > 2000 mg/kg

NFPA 704

Diamond Hazard Value Description
Flammability   1 Materials that require considerable preheating, under all ambient temperature conditions, before ignition and combustion can occur. Includes some finely divided suspended solids that do not require heating before ignition can occur. Flash point at or above 93.3 °C (200 °F). (e.g. mineral oil, ammonia)
Instability   0 Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water (e.g. helium,N2)

(NFPA, 2010)

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Sigma-Aldrich 185388 1-Tetradecanol 97% 112-72-1 100g $52.8 2018-11-13 Buy
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1-Tetradecanol Chemical Properties,Uses,Production


1-Tetradecanol is a kind of straight-chain saturated fatty alcohol. It is often used as an ingredient in cosmetics such as cold creams because of its emollient properties. It can also be used as the intermediate during the manufacturing of some organic compounds like surfactants. Some studies have shown that it can inhibit the endothelial activation and reduce tissue responsiveness to cytokines, having the potential to treat the periodontitis based on studies on rabbits. It is also employed for the fabrication of temperature-regulated drug release system based on phase-change materials.


Lehmler, Hans-Joachim, and Paul M. Bummer. "Behavior of 10-(perfluorohexyl)-decanol, a partially fluorinated analog of hexadecanol, at the air–water interface." Journal of fluorine chemistry 117.1 (2002): 17-22.
Hasturk, Hatice, et al. "1-Tetradecanol complex reduces progression of porphyromonas gingivalis–induced experimental periodontitis in rabbits." Journal of periodontology 78.5 (2007): 924-932.
Hasturk, H, et al. "1-Tetradecanol complex: therapeutic actions in experimental periodontitis." Journal of Periodontology 80.7(2009): 1103-13.
Choi, Sung-Wook, Yu Zhang, and Younan Xia. "A temperature-sensitive drug release system based on phase-change materials." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 49.43 (2010): 7904-7908.

Chemical Properties

Myristyl alcohol occurs as a white crystalline solid with a waxy odor. Also reported as opaque leaflets or crystals from ethanol.

Chemical Properties

white low melting solid or flakes


As emollient for cold creams, etc., also for making the sulfated alcohol whose sodium salt is applicable as a "wetter" in textiles.


myristyl alcohol is an emollient often used in hand creams, cold creams, and lotions to give them a smooth, velvety feel. Sources indicate it as being mildly comedogenic and potentially irritating.

Production Methods

Myristyl alcohol is found in spermaceti wax and sperm oil, and may be synthesized by sodium reduction of fatty acid esters or the reduction of fatty acids by lithium aluminum hydride. It can also be formed from acetaldehyde and dimethylamine.


ChEBI: A long-chain fatty alcohol that is tetradecane in which one of the terminal methyl hydrogens is replaced by a hydroxy group

General Description

Colorless thick liquid (heated) with a faint alcohol odor. Solidifies and floats on water.

Air & Water Reactions

Insoluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

1-Tetradecanol is an alcohol. Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by the combination of alcohols with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents. They react with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water. Oxidizing agents convert them to aldehydes or ketones. Alcohols exhibit both weak acid and weak base behavior. They may initiate the polymerization of isocyanates and epoxides.

Health Hazard

Low toxicity. Overexposure causes some central nervous system depression. Prolonged skin contact causes skin irritation.

Pharmaceutical Applications

Myristyl alcohol is used in oral, parenteral, and topical pharmaceutical formulations. It has been evaluated as a penetration enhancer in melatonin transdermal patches in rats.
Myristyl alcohol has also been tested as a bilayer stabilizer in niosome formulations containing ketorolac tromethamine,and zidovudine.Niosomes containing myristyl alcohol showed a considerably slower release rate of ketorolac tromethamine than those containing cholesterol.This was also observed with the zidovudine formulation.


Myristyl alcohol is used in oral parenteral, and topical pharmaceutical formulations. The pure form of myristyl alcohol is mildly toxic by ingestion and may be carcinogenic; experimental tumorigenic data are available.It is also a human skin irritant. In animal studies of the skin permeation enhancement effect of saturated fatty alcohols, myristyl alcohol exhibited a lower effect when compared with decanol, undecanol, or lauryl alcohol but caused greater skin irritation.A study investigating contact sensitization to myristyl alcohol revealed that patch testing of myristyl alcohol 10% petrolatum should not be carried out owing to observed irritant effects; thus the use of a lower concentration of myristyl alcohol for such tests (5% petrolatum) was recommended.Myristyl alcohol has been associated with some reports of contact allergy.(8,9)A moderate-to-severe erythema and moderate edema are seen when 75 mg is applied to human skin intermittently in three doses over 72 hours.
LD50(rabbit, skin): 7.1 g/kg
LD50(rat, oral): 33.0 g/kg


The bulk material should be stored in a well-closed container in a cool, dry place.

Purification Methods

Crystallise the alcohol from aqueous EtOH. It has also been purified by zone melting. [Beilstein 1 IV 1864.]


Myristyl alcohol is combustible when exposed to heat or flame. It can react with oxidizing materials. When heated to decomposition, it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.

Regulatory Status

Included in the FDA Inactive Ingredients Database (oral tablet: sustained-release; and topical formulations: cream, lotion, suspension). Included in nonparenteral (topical cream) formulations licensed in the UK.

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