Alcohols, Fatty

Usually high-molecular-weight, straight-chain primary Alcohols, but can also range from as few as 4 carbons, derived from natural Fats and Oils, including lauryl, stearyl, oleyl, and linoleyl Alcohols. They are used in pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Detergents, Plastics, and lube Oils and in textile manufacture. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)