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CAS: 111-70-6
EC: 203-897-9
REACH: 01-2119900490-51-0000
Product overview

Oleris® n-Heptanol is a bio-based, linear seven-carbon fatty alcohol from a renewable castor oil source. Suitable for use in innovative sustainable design.

Geographic availability
  • Worldwide


Chemical name : n-Heptanol
Common name : Enanthic alcohol, heptyl alcohol, heptan-1-ol, 1-heptanol, heptanol



Features and Certifications

  • 100% linear chain saturated odd-numbered fatty alcohol
  • High purity in n-heptanol ≥ 99%
  • Carbon neutral (ISO 14040)
  • 100% castor oil origin
  • 100% degree of Natural Origin (ISO16128:2016-Annex C)
  • KOSHER and HALAL certified
  • GMO and BSE-TSE free
  • Conforms to the COSMOS Standard, Raw Material verified by ECOCERT GREENLIFE for use in formulations for cosmetics
  • For chemical intermediate use only


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Arkema is a Founding Member of Pragati:
The World's First Sustainable Castor Program

The goal of the Pragati project is to enable sustainable castor crop production.



Used as a 100% bio-based, sustainable, carbon-neutral building block where the following properties might be needed:
  • High purity 
  • 100% Linearity
  • Low viscosity

Common applications include:

Flavors and Fragrances Applications

This 100% renewable, castor-based heptanol is used as an intermediate in the synthesis of aromatic chemicals like:


γ-Decalactone (3-decalactone) with a fruity peachy character


Esters from C1 to C8 acids with green, floral or fruity notes

Cosmetic Applications

Oleris® n-Heptanol is a chemical intermediate used in the synthesis of cosmetic ingredients with a vegetable origin, such as emollients, and surfactants

INCI name: heptanol

Plastic Applications

Heptanol is an alcohol with a seven carbon chain, a clear colorless liquid that is very slightly soluble in water, but miscible with ether, and ethanol

Oleris® n-heptanol can be used as a synthesis intermediate in the manufacturing of phthalate free plasticizers

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