Definition of Cetyl

1. n. A radical, C16H33, not yet isolated, but supposed to exist in a series of compounds homologous with the ethyl compounds, and derived from spermaceti.

Definition of Cetyl

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) The univalent hexadecyl radical C16H33- present in many waxes ¹

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Definition of Cetyl

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cetyl

1. The univalent radical C16H33-of cetyl alcohol. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cetyl

cetostearyl alcohol
cetraric acid
cetrimonium bromide
cetrimonium compounds
cetylpyridinium chloride
cetyltrimethylammonium bromide

Literary usage of Cetyl

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1871)
"Formation of cetyl-alcohol by a singular reaction." By C. SCHORLEMMER. Communicated by Prof. STOKES, Sec. RS Received June 14, 1870. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"The cetyl-compounds at present known are : Type HHO Hydrate of cetyl ... Bromide of cetyl Chloride of cetyl Iodide of cetyl . Cyanide of cetyl ..."

3. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"If the product be then neutralized with alcoholic potash, and the filtrate evaporated, potassium-cetyl sulphate is obtained, crystallizing in pearly ..."

4. Elements of chemistry, including the applications of the science in the arts by Thomas Graham (1842)
"Dumas and Peligot, who consider it the alcohol of a new series of compounds, of which the radical is cetyl; or ethal is the hydrate of oxide of cetyl. ..."

5. Elements of Chemistry: Including the Applications of the Science in the Arts by Thomas Graham (1842)
"ETHAL, AND THE cetyl SERIES OF COMPOUNDS. Spermaceti differs from the other natural fats in affording a peculiar substance, first observed by Chevreul, ..."

6. Physiological Chemistry by Karl Gotthelf Lehmann, George Edward Day (1851)
"In order to obtain hydrated oxide of cetyl, pulverised hydrated potash must be added to melted spermaceti, and the mixture be continuously stirred; ..."

7. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"Thus cetin, or cetyl palmitate, is obtained from-cetyl alcohol and palmitic acid by abstraction ... It forms feather-like crystals, melting at 72° C. cetyl ..."

8. A Manuel of the Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds: Or, Organic Chemistry by Carl Schorlemmer (1874)
"cetyl GROUP. cetyl Alcohol lc tf f 0.—Spermaceti consists principally of cetyl p TT i palmitate; on heating it with an alcoholic potash solution cetyl ..."

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