Heptyl acetate

  • Acetic acid, heptyl ester
  • Heptyl ethanoate
Formula
C9H18O2
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid.
Uses
Product flavoring -- fatty, fruity odor, apricot taste.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
112-06-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-932-8
RTECS
AH9901000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
1752297
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-00162
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-83017
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C9H18O2
Formula mass
158.27
Melting point, °C
-50.2
Boiling point, °C
190
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.5 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
5.5
Density
0.8891 g/cm3 (0 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Viscosity
0.51 cp (94 C)
Surface tension
26.89 g/s2 (20 C)
Refractive index
1.41398 (15 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.46
Heat of vaporization
42.8 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
67
Fire fighting
Fire Extinguishing Agents Not to Be Used: Water may be ineffective.Fire Extinguishing Agents: Alcohol foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, or water spray.
Hazards
When heated to decomposition, it emits acrid smoke and fumes.
Combustion products
When heated to decomposition, it emits acrid smoke and fumes.

Health.
Poison_Class
5
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption. Irritating to eyes, skin, and mucous membrane.
   Skin
See inhalation.
   Eyes
See inhalation

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
Call a physician. Remove victim to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Wash skin with soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
HPE
 
IMO Chemical Code
17
IMO Pollution Category
B
IMO Hazard code
P