12-Hydroxystearic acid

  • 12-Hydroxyoctadecanoic acid
  • Cerit-Fac-3
  • Ceroxin-GL
  • Harwax-A
  • Hydrofol Acid 200
  • Loxiol G 21
Formula
C18H36O3
Structure
Description
Yellowish, crystalline solid.
Uses
Lithium greases, chemical intermediates.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
106-14-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-366-1
S 22 24/25
RTECS
WI3850000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen
Beilstein/Gmelin
1726730
Beilstein Reference
4-03-00-00942
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C18H36O3
Formula mass
300.54
Melting point, °C
75 - 76
Boiling point, °C
436
Vapor pressure, mmHg
2E-9 (25 C)
Density
1.052 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
4.78 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
6.03
Heat of vaporization
80.0 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry location in a tightly sealed container.
Handling
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Persons not specifically trained should not handled this chemical or its container. For laboratory use only. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Evaucate the area nad ventilate. Using protective equipment, sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Decomposition liberates toxic fumes.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
232
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
Can be harmful if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through the skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.