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Oleris® Bio-Based n-Heptanol

Oleris® n-Heptanol is a linear seven-carbon fatty alcohol

Oleris® n-Heptanol is mainly used as a synthesis intermediate in the flavors and fragrances industry, in  plasticizers for polymers, and in cosmetics

Identity

  • CAS number: 111-70-6
  • Chemical name: n-Heptanol
  • Common name: Enanthic alcohol, heptyl alcohol, heptan-1-ol, 1-heptanol, heptanol

Arkema is a Founding Member of Pragati:
The World's First Sustainable Castor Program

The goal of the Pragati project is to enable sustainable castor crop production.

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Properties

The Oleris® n-Heptanol is a synthesis intermediate for fragrances and flavors and plasticizers for polymers.
  • Purity ≥ 99%
  • 100% of vegetable oil origin (castor oil)
  • Fatty alcohol
  • 100% linear and saturated carbon chain
  • Colorless liquid
  • Chemical formula: CH3-(CH2)6-OH

Main Applications

Oleris® n-Heptanol can be used as a synthesis intermediate in the flavors and fragrances industry, and in cosmetics.

It is also employed in more technical applications like in the production of plasticizers for polymer modification.

Flavors and Fragrances Applications

This 100% vegetable-based heptanol is used as an intermediate in the synthesis of aromatic chemicals like:

γ-Decalactone (2-decalactone) with a fruity peachy character

Esters from C1 to C8 acids with green, floral or fruity notes

Cosmetic Applications

  • Oleris® n-Heptanol is a chemical intermediate used in the synthesis of cosmetic ingredients with a vegetable origin, such as emollients, and surfactants
  • INCI name: heptanol

Plastic Applications

  • Heptanol is an alcohol with a seven carbon chain, a clear colorless liquid that is very slightly soluble in water, but miscible with ether, and ethanol
  • Oleris® n-heptanol can be used as a synthesis intermediate in the manufacturing of phthalate free plasticizers 
polyamide resins for cable and wire sheathing

Oleris® n-heptanol Certifications

  • Oleris® n-heptanol is Kosher certificated, free of BSE-TSE, and is GMO free
  • Oleris® n-heptanol is compliant with the raw materials standard that can be used in the formulation of cosmetics certified according to the Natural and Organic ECOCERT standard and meets the specifications of the Food Chemical Codex, but is not intended for a use as a direct food ingredient
  • For industrial use only

Arkema is a Founding Member of Pragati:
The World's First Sustainable Castor Program

Arkema, BASF, Jayant Agro-Organics, and Solidaridad are the founding members of Pragati - the world's first sustainable castor initiative. The goal of the Pragati project is to to enable sustainable castor crop production by:

  • Using good agricultural practices to increase yield and farmer income
  • Efficiently using water resources, and maintenance of soild fertility
  • Driving the a adoption of good waste management practices
  • Enabling better health and safety practices, and respecting human rights
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