Hexadecyl methacrylate

  • 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, hexadecyl ester
Formula
C20H38O2
Structure
Uses
Major uses include comonomer, eg, for motor oil viscosity index improvers. Monomer for its homopolymer.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
2495-27-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
219-672-3
Beilstein/Gmelin
1788244
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-01529
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C20H38O2
Formula mass
310.52
Melting point, °C
15
Boiling point, °C
386
Vapor pressure, mmHg
4E-6 (25 C)
Density
0.866 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.4514 (20 C)
Heat of vaporization
63.4 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
169

Health.
Exposure effects
Properties of this material have not yet been prepared. Any recommendations are of a general nature. Many chemicals cause irritation of the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. In severe cases respiratory tract irritation can progress to ARDS/acute lung injury which may be delayed in onset for up to 24 to 72 hours in some cases Irritation or burns of the esophagus or gastrointestinal tract are also possible if caustic or irritant chemicals are ingested. ALWAYS contact your local poision control authority or medical professional for assistance.

First aid
 

Transport.