C13-14 Alkane is carrier that can be found in floor coating and paints. It helps carry a product to a surface by thinning or thickening the formula or simply ensuring even distribution of the other ingredients in the formula. We use it because without a carrier, the product would not work with the same consistency across a surface. C13-14 Alkane can also be used as a solubilizer helping to ensure even distribution of the ingredients through a product, to help it work better. No matter how much you shake or blend a formula that combines oil and water, over time the oils will separate from the rest of the liquid - just like salad dressing. A solubilizer helps keep our product formula mixed well.