Glycol distearate

  • Ethylene glycol distearate
  • Stearic acid polyglycol ester
  • Octadecanoic acid, 1,2-ethanediyl ester
  • Ethylene glycol dioctadecanoate
  • Ethylene stearate
Formula
C38H74O4
Structure
Description
White, opaque liquid with a fatty odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
627-83-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
211-014-3
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C38H74O4
Formula mass
595.00
Melting point, °C
77
Boiling point, °C
677
Vapor pressure, mmHg
6.4E-16 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
>1
Density
0.897 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
16.95
Heat of vaporization
93.6 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Avoid freezing or excessive heat. Do not handle or store near an open flame, heat or other sources of ignition. Keep the container tightly closed and in a cool, well-ventilated place.
Protection
Gloves recommended to prevent prolonged skin contact. Safety glasses, goggles, or face shield recommended for eye protection.
Respirators
in case of formation of vapors or aerosols, use NIOSH/OSHA-approved respiratory equipment.
Small spills/leaks
Isolate spill area immediately. Keep unauthorized personnel away. Ventilate closed spaces before entering. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas. Surface may become slippery after spillage. Use vacuum or broom sweeping and remove to disposal container. If damp, flush with water.
Stability
Stable under normal conditions.
Incompatibilities
Strong alkali and oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
298
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, foam, carbon dioxide, or dry powder. Firefighters should wear full fire-fighting turn-out gear (full Bunker gear) including NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation.
   Inhalation
Inhalation of vapors or mist may be irritating to the respiratory system.
   Skin
Not a primary skin irritant, but repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause mild, transient irritation.
   Eyes
Not a primary eye irritant, but contact with eyes may cause mild, transient irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Consult a physician immediately. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
   Inhalation
Remove from area of exposure. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.
   Skin
Wash exposed areas of the body with plenty of water.
   Eyes
Irrigate eyes with a heavy stream of water for at least 20 minutes. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Transport.