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Fatty alcohol

Introduction: Fatty alcohol

Description of Fatty alcohol

Fatty alcohol: Usually high-molecular-weight, straight-chain primary alcohols, but can also range from as few as 4 carbons, derived from natural fats and oils, including lauryl, stearyl, oleyl, and linoleyl alcohols. They are used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents, plastics, and lube oils and in textile manufacture. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Hierarchical classifications of Fatty alcohol

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