Agaric acid

  • Agaricin
  • Agaricic acid
  • 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-nonadecanetricarboxylic acid
  • alpha-Cetylcitric acid
  • n-Hexadecylcitric acid
Formula
C22H40O7
Structure
Uses
Has been used as antiperspirant.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
666-99-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
211-566-5
RTECS
RA5365000
RTECS class
Other
Merck
13,186
Beilstein/Gmelin
1729981
Beilstein Reference
4-03-00-01284

Properties.
Formula
C22H40O7
Formula mass
416.56
Melting point, °C
138
Boiling point, °C
509
Vapor pressure, mmHg
2E-12 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
2.93 (pKa)
Heat of vaporization
89.8 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Rubber gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Incompatibilities
Bases, Reducing agents, Oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Water spray. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

Health.
Exposure effects
Avoid contact and inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
Contamination of the eyes should be treated by immediate and prolonged irrigation with copious amounts of water.

Transport.