cetyl definition

  • noun:
    • The univalent hexadecyl radical C16H33- present in many waxes
    • A radical, C16H33, not however isolated, but likely to exist in a series of compounds homologous using the ethyl compounds, and based on spermaceti.
    • An alcoholic radical (C16H33) expected to occur in a number of substances obtained from spermaceti and beeswax.
    • The univalent hexadecyl radical C16H33- contained in numerous waxes
    • A radical, C16H33, perhaps not however isolated, but likely to occur in some substances homologous aided by the ethyl substances, and produced by spermaceti.
    • An alcoholic radical (C16H33) expected to occur in a series of compounds acquired from spermaceti and beeswax.

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