cis-15-Tetracosenoic acid

  • Nervonic acid
  • Selacholeic acid
  • (15Z)-Tetracosenoic acid
Formula
C24H46O2
Structure
Description
Solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
506-37-6
36/37/38
Beilstein Reference
 

Properties.
Formula
C24H46O2
Formula mass
366.62
Melting point, °C
43
Boiling point, °C
479
Vapor pressure, mmHg
2E-10 (25 C)
Density
0.89 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
4.78 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
10.89
Heat of vaporization
81.4 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store at 2 - 8 C in a tightly closed container.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a dust mask type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) 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.
Stability
Stable at recommended storage conditions.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
110
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
My be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled. Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

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. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.