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  • 3,7,11,15-Tetramethyl-1-hexadecen-3-ol
Formula
C20H40O
Structure
Uses
Production of synthetic vitamin E.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
505-32-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
208-008-8
Merck
13,5217
Beilstein/Gmelin
1783243
Beilstein Reference
2-01-00-00504
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8748
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C20H40O
Formula mass
296.54
Boiling point, °C
328
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1.5E-5 (25 C)
Density
0.8516 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Surface tension
28.47 g/s2 (20 C)
Refractive index
1.4562 (20 C)
Heat of vaporization
66.1 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed.
Protection
Protective gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed containers for disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
144
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
0
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
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.
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled. Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If breathing becomes difficult, call a physician.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.