Ethyl ricinoleate

  • Ethyl cis-12-hydroxy-9-octadecenoate, (R)
  • 9-Octadecenoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, ethyl ester, (9Z,12R)-
  • Neoricin
  • Ricinoleic acid, ethyl ester
Formula
C20H38O3
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
55066-53-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
259-462-9
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C20H38O3
Formula mass
326.52
Melting point, °C
125
Boiling point, °C
426
Vapor pressure, mmHg
4.9E-9 (25 C)
Density
0.923 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Innsoluble
Refractive index
1.4618 (22<sup>o</sup>C)
pKa/pKb
15.10
Partition coefficient, pKow
6.70
Heat of vaporization
78.6 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Protection
Wear safety glasses or goggles, impermeable gloves (PVC or neoprene) and overalls.
Small spills/leaks
For small spills wash with plenty of water.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
159
Fire fighting
Fire fighters should wear self-contained breathing apparatus if risk of exposure to vapour or products of combustion. Extinguishing Media CO2, Dry Chemical, water spray.
Fire potential
Combustible liquid.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Not classified as harmful, however ingestion of large quantities may cause nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
   Inhalation
No adverse effects expected from inhalation.
   Skin
Repeated or prolonged exposure with skin may cause drying.
   Eyes
Mildly irritating.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Rinse mouth with water. Give water to drink. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical advice if nausea or vomiting occurs.
   Inhalation
Move to fresh air. Seek medical advice if nausea or vomiting occurs.
   Skin
Wash contaminated skin with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. If irritation occurs seek medical advice.
   Eyes
Irrigate with copious quantities of water for 15 minutes. In all cases of eye contamination it is a sensible precaution to seek medical advice.

Transport.