1-Eicosanol has been used in gradient HPLC-charged aerosol detection method for the detection of different lipids, as internal standard during determination of policosanol?s high molecular weight alcohols (policosanol?s fatty alcohols) in fish oil by GC. Also used as a non-ionic surfactant in cosmetics, used in lubricants, rubber, plastics, textiles and as an emulsion stabilizer and viscosity increasing agent.
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