Ammonium stearate

  • Ammonium octadecanoate
Formula
CH3(CH2)16COONH4
Structure
Description
White to yellow paste or liquid with a weak ammonia odor.
Uses
Substance is used in vanishing creams, in waterproofing cements.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1002-89-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
213-695-2
RTECS
WI2822000
RTECS class
Other
Merck
12,588
Beilstein/Gmelin
3919936
Beilstein Reference
3-02-00-00990
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8347
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C18H36O2*H3N
Formula mass
301.51
Melting point, °C
22
Density
1.01 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store at moderate temperature.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Gloves and goggles.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Fire Extinguishing Agents: Water, foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide
Hazards
Toxic ammonia and oxides of nitrogen may form in fires.
Combustion products
Toxic ammonia and oxides of nitrogen may form in fires.

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
None experienced under normal conditions of use. Ingestion causes irritation of mouth and stomach. Contact with eyes causes irritation.
   Skin
See inhalation.
   Eyes
See inhalation

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 with water.
   Eyes
Flush with copious quantities of tap water.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
AMR