Hexadecyl sodium sulfate

  • Cetyl sodium sulfate
  • Sodium monohexadecyl sulfate
  • Sodium palmityl sulfate
  • Sodium n-hexadecyl sulfate
  • Tergitol anionic 7
  • 1-Hexadecanol, hydrogen sulfate, sodium salt
Formula
C16H34O4S . Na
Structure
Description
White paste or liquid with a mild odor.
Uses
Surfactant.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1120-01-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
214-292-4
S 22 24/25
RTECS
MM0225700
RTECS class
Drug
Beilstein/Gmelin
3578850
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-01879
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7377
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C16H34O4S.Na
Formula mass
345.50
Viscosity
60 cp (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed, in a cool, dry location.
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
Using appropriate protection, soak up material with sand, saw dust or other adsorbent. Shovel or sweep up, placing in a container for disposal.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
Contact with eyes causes mild irritation. May cause skin to dry out and become irritated.
   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
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Flush with water.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
HSS