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Oleyl alcohol is used in softening and lubrication of textile fabrics, and in the production of carbon paper, stencil paper, and printing ink. It finds application in cosmetic products viz skin creams and lotions as a thickner, hair conditioners and hair coating shampoos. It is utilized as an antifoaming agent and cutting lubricant, as the precursor for the preparation of its sulfuric ester derivatives, which are used in detergents and wetting agents. It plays a vital role in various formulations for drug delivery.
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Dong, S.; Li, Y.; Li, Q. Study on one-step catalytic amination of oleyl alcohol to unsaturated tertiary amine. Res. Chem. Intermed. 2013, 39 (3), 869-874.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P280-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.