Cetyl alcoholby Naturallythinking Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS for Cetyl alcohol

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) dated 05/06/2020

Batch Number: FRAMECPSR

Section 1: Identification of Product and Supplier

Product Name: Cetyl alcohol
Product Number: 5060233383832
Brand: Naturallythinking
Supplier: Naturallythinking, The Tramsheds, Coomber Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 4TQ
Contact Telephone: 020 8689 6489
Contact Email: support@naturallythinking.eu

Section 2: Hazards IDENTIFICATION

2.1.1 Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP): Not classified as dangerous according to EC 1272/2008


2.1.2 Directive 67/548/EEC & Directive 1999/45/EC: Not classified as dangerous according to 67/548/EEC


2.2 Label elements: Not classified as dangerous according to EC 1272/2008


2.2.1: Label elements


GHS Product Identifier: KEMOL FA16


Hazard pictogram(s): Not required


Signal word(s): Not required


Hazard statement(s): Not required


Precautionary statement(s): Not required


2.2.2 Label elements According to Directive 67/548/EEC: Not applicable


2.3 Other hazards: Not applicable




Section 3: Composition and information on Ingredients

Inci: Cetyl alcohol
Cas: 36653-82-4
Einecs: 253-149-0

EC Classification No. 1272/2008

Ingredient %W/W Cas No. EC no. Hazard Statement(s)
Hexadecan-1-ol >90% 36653-82-4 253-149-0 Not classified

EC Classification No. 637/548/EEC

Ingredient %W/W Cas No. EC no. Hazard Statement(s)
Hexadecan-1-ol >90% 36653-82-4 253-149-0 Not classified


Section 4: First aid measures


Unlikely route of exposure. Remove persons affected by vapour to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if breathing has ceased or shows signs of failing. Administer oxygen if necessary. If symptoms develop, obtain medical attention.


Skin contact


Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected skin with plenty of soap and water.Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. If symptoms develop, obtain medical attention.


Eye contact


Obtain medical attention. If substance has got into the eyes, immediately wash out with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.




Provided the patient is conscious, wash out mouth with water and give 200-300 ml (half a pint) of water to drink. Do not induce vomiting without medical advice. If symptoms occur obtain medical attention.


Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed


Irritation, coughing, nausea, vomiting


Indication of the immediate medical attention and special treatment needed


Increased difficulty in breathing

Section 5: Fire - Fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media


Suitable Extinguishing Media: Extinguish with carbon dioxide, dry chemical, foam or waterspray


Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Water jet


5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture


Combustible but not readily ignited.


5.3 Advice for fire-fighters Self-contained breathing apparatus to be worn if involved in fire.


Water spray should be used to cool containers.

Section 6: Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures


Put on protective clothing.

Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

Eliminate sources of ignition.


6.2 Environmental precautions


Do not allow to enter drains, sewers or watercourses.


6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up


Sweep up spilled substance.

Transfer to a lidded container  for disposal or recovery. 

To be disposed of as hazardous waste.


6.4 Reference to other sections See Section: 8 (Exposure controls / PPE) & 13 (Disposal)

Section 7: Handling and Storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling


Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid breathing dust. Use only in well-ventilated areas.


7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities


Keep only in the original container in a cool, well-ventilated place. Keep containers properly sealed when not in use.


Storage Temperature Maximum: 30 degC.

Storage Life: One year.

Incompatible materials: Strong oxidising agents. Strong acids

Other information: 


This product should be kept away from naked flames and other sources of ignition. Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs.

Section 8: Exposure controls and personal protection

Appropiate engineering controls

Provide adequate ventiallation, including appropiate local extraction if dust is likely to be involved.

Personal protection equipment

Eye / Face Protection

Safety spectacles / Goggles. Minimum standard EN166

Skin Protection

Nitrile or butyl gloves. Minimum standard EN374-3. Apron or other light protective clothing

Respiratory Protection

Provide adequate ventiallation, including appropiate local extraction. Personal Respiratory equipment is not normally required. If ventillation is inadequate and dust / mists cannot be avoided, wear Full / Half / Quarter face masks (EN 136 / 140 / 141) with Type A filter.

General hygiene measures for the handling of chemicals are applicable. Wash hands before breaks and after work. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.


Section 9: Physical data and chemical properties

Appearance: Pastilles

Colour: White

Odour: None

Odour Threshold (ppm): Not applicable

pH (Value): Not applicable

Melting point (degC) / Freezing Point (degC): 47-51degC

Boing Point / Boiling Range (degC): 344 degC

Flash Point: > 157 degC

Evaporation rate (Butyl acetate = 1): << 1

Explosive limit ranges: Not applicable

Vapour Pressure (mmHg): <1 mmHg at 20 degC

Vapour Density (Air=1): Not applicable

Density (g/ml): 0.81-0.83 at 20 degC

Solubility (Water): Insoluable

Solubility (Other): Soluable in most organic solvents

Partition coefficient (n-Octanol/water): Log Kow = 6.73 (estimate)

Auto Ignition Temperature: 272 degC

Decomposition Temperature: > 200 degC

Viscosity (mPa.s): Not applicable

Explosive properties: Not explosive

Oxidising properties: Not oxidising

Section 10: Stability & Reactivity

Reactivity: Reacts with strong oxidising agents and acids

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal conditions

Possibility of hazardous reactions: None known

Conditions to avoid: High temperatures

Incompatible Materials: Strong oxidising agents. Strong acids

Hazardous Decomposition Product(s): None known

Section 11: Toxicological Information

Acute Toxicity

Ingestions: LD50 > 5000 mg/kg

Inhalation (4 hours): Not available

Skin Contact: LD50 > 3200 mg/kg

Skin Corrosion / Irritation: Slightly irritant

Serious Eye Damage / Irritation: Slightly irritant

Respiratory or skin Sensitisation: It is not predicted to be a skin sensitiser

Mutagenicity: There is no evidence of mutagenic potential

Carcinogenicity: There is no evidence of Carcinogenicity

Reproductive Toxicity: There is no evidence of Reproductivie Toxicity

STOT - Single exposure
Inhalation: Inhalation of the respiratory tract - Coughing
Ingestion: Inflammation of digestive tract

STOT-Repeated exposure
No data

Section 12: Ecological information

12.1 Toxicity


(Fish) (96hrs): LC50 > 100 mg/l, NOEC>0,4 mg/L


(Daphnia magna) (48hrs): EC50 > 0.01 mg/l (limit of solubility)


(Algae) (72hrs): EC50>0.01 mg/l (limit of solubility)


12.2 Persistence and degradability:  Readily biodegradable.


12.3 Bioaccumulative potential (96 hrs): The product has moderate potential for bioaccumulation.


12.4 Mobility in soil: This product is predicted to degrade in soil.


12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment: Not classified as PBT or vPvB.


12.6 Other adverse effects: N/A

Section 13: Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

Material to be disposed of as hazardous waste. Normal disposal is via inicneration operated by an accredited disposal contractor. Consult an accredited waste disposal contractor or the local authority for advice.

Section 14: Transport information

ADR/RID, IMDG, ICAO/IATA - Not classified dangerous by any provider

Section 15: Regulatory information

EU regulations

Authorisations and/or restrictions on use: None anticipated

No Chemical Safety Assessment (CSA) has been carried out

Section 16: Other information

The following sections contain revisions or new statements: Sections #1 - #16.




European Chemicals Agency

European Chemicals Bureau

European Regulations and Directives

Published chemical directories

Suppliers’ safety data sheets

UK Health and Safety Executive

US Environmental Protection Agency

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Risk Phrases


None required


Hazard statement(s)


None required


Precautionary statement(s)


P261: Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.


P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.


P302 + P352: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.


P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.


P312: Call a POISON CENTRE or doctor if you feel unwell.


P337 + P313: If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.


P362: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.


P403 + P233: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

GMO Declaration

We declare that at present all our regisered and commercially available ingredients, extracts, oils, plants and skincare products are derived by traditional plant breeding methods. We do not have any ingredient, extract, oil or skincare product from genetically modified material

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in the sheet is correct. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any consequences from its use.

Animal Testing Declaration


We believe there is already a “safe” and known group of product ingredients used in the cosmetics industry which leave enough scope to be creative and innovative in product formulation without the need for anymore animal testing on new experimental ingredients.

Our suppliers each also agree to not to carry out animal testing on the products and ingredients we purchase. We have a self-imposed cut-off date of 2006 (this was the date our cosmetic formulations came into being) although in reality our suppliers normally have animal testing dates far in excess of this or have never tested at all.

We do not conduct any form of animal testing.

We do not commission any form of animal testing from a third party.

We operate a fixed cut-off date for animal testing and ingedients, which means we will not use any ingredient that has been tested or retested on animals for cosmetics purposes since January 1, 2006

If we find that a company is involved in animal testing in anyway that purchases from us, then we will cease supply immediately. It is a term and condition that by purchasing from Naturallythinking you will not involve yourself or your company in any form of Animal Testing, any violation of this will be dealt with as per any violation of our terms and condtions