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…submerged into a cetyl alcohol bath before they are fastened together. Cetyl alcohol was discovered by Michel Chevreul, a French chemist in 1817. He heated a waxy substance obtained from sperm whale oil along with potassium hydroxide and the end product had flakes of cetyl alcohol after cooling. Thus the process of getting cetyl alcohol from sperm whale oil started. Commercial whaling was however banned all over the world and thus cetyl alcohol…

Cetearyl alcohol, along with [[Cetyl Alcohol]], Myristyl alcohol and Behenyl alcohol are described as being white wax-like in appearance. These are the major components of many skin care products because of their ability to bind an emulsion together; they act as binders to keep the emulsions from separating into oil and liquid. Cetearyl alcohol is also used as a thickener in liquid preparations and also to stabilize foamy liquid products.…

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