Docosahexaenoic Acid

Formula
C22H32O2
Structure
Uses
Nutritional supplement.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
6217-54-5
Merck
12,10399
Beilstein/Gmelin
1715505
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-01812
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C22H32O2
Formula mass
328.49
Melting point, °C
-44
Boiling point, °C
447
Vapor pressure, mmHg
3.2E-9 (25 C)
Critical temperature
893
Critical pressure
11.7
Density
0.943 g/cm3
Refractive index
1.5043 (20 C)
pKa/pKb
4.58 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
6.66
Heat of vaporization
77.28 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry, dark location.
Protection
Latex disposable gloves, safety glasses and lab coat.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
343

Health.
Exposure effects

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention. Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel.
   Inhalation
If inhaled remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration or give oxygen by trained personnel. Get immediate medical attention.
   Skin
In case of skin contact, immediately wash skin with soap and plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing. Get medical attention if symptoms occur. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, hold eyelids apart and flush eyes with plenty of water. After initial flushings, remove any contact lenses and continue flushing for at least 20 minutes. Have eyes examined and tested by medical personnel.

Transport.