Eicosapentaenoic Acid

  • (all-Z)-5,8,11,14,17-Eicosapentaenoic acid
  • (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z,17Z)-Eicosapentaenoic acid
  • Icosapentaenoic acid
  • Timnodonic acid
  • Icosapent
  • EPA
Formula
C20H30O2
Structure
Description
Clear oil.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
10417-94-4
Merck
12,3572
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C20H30O2
Formula mass
302.46
Boiling point, °C
439
Vapor pressure, mmHg
6.0E-9 (25 C)
Density
0.941 g/cm3 (20 C)
pKa/pKb
4.75 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
6.23
Heat of vaporization
76.3 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store at –80C. It should be kept in a tightly closed container.
Protection
For spill clean up, wear suitable protective clothing, chemical resistant rubber gloves, rubber boots, and chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Self contained breathing apparatus or NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator is required.
Small spills/leaks
Wearing appropriate protective gear wipe up spill and place in sealed container and hold for disposal. Ventilate the area and wash spill site after material has been removed.
Stability
Stable if stored as directed.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
336
Fire fighting
Extinguish with carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, polymer foam, water spray. Use self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

Health.
Exposure effects
May be harmful if ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. May cause irritation of eyes, skin, mucous membranes, or upper respiratory tract.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Remove dentures and clear mouth. If person is conscious, rinse mouth with water. Call physician or poison control immediately.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If breathing stops, administer artificial respiration. Seek medical attention immediately.
   Skin
Wash with soap and water for 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Seek medical attention immediately.
   Eyes
Check for and remove contact lenses. Flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes separating eyelids. Seek medical attention immediately.

Transport.