D-alpha-Tocopherol

  • Vitamin E
Formula
C29H50O2
Structure
Description
pale yellow viscous oil. Little or no odor.
Uses
Medication (vet).

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
59-02-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-412-2
RTECS
DJ2900000
RTECS class
Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Merck
12,10159
Beilstein/Gmelin
1296133
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C29H50O2
Formula mass
430.71
Melting point, °C
2.5-3.5
Boiling point, °C
350
Vapor pressure, mmHg
8E-12 (25 C)
Density
0.950 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.5045 (25 C)
pKa/pKb
11.40 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
11.86
Heat of vaporization
83.5 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong acids.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
210
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
In high doses may cause gastric irritation, nausea, vomiting, fever, skin rashes, and blood abnormalities including anemia.
   Inhalation
May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion.
   Skin
Repeated doses may cause skin rashes
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
20. Alcohols. Glycols