Isopropyl myristate

  • Isopropyl tetradecanoate
  • 1-Methylethyl tetradecanoate
  • Tetradecanoic acid, 1-methylethyl ester
  • Wickenol 101
  • Deltyl Extra
  • Isomyst
Formula
CH3(CH2)12COOCH(CH3
Structure
Description
Practically odorless.
Uses
In cosmetic and topical medicinal preparations.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
110-27-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-751-4
RTECS
XB8600000
RTECS class
Drug; Primary Irritant
Merck
12,5234
Beilstein/Gmelin
1781127
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-01132
EPA OPP
207
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-4501
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C17H34O2
Formula mass
270.46
Melting point, °C
0 - 1
Boiling point, °C
320
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.00033 (25 C)
Density
0.852 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.4346 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
7.43
Heat of vaporization
56.2 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong mineral acids, strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
144
Autoignition, °C
> 300
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. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts may be harmful.
   Inhalation
Irritation.
   Skin
May cause mild skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness and burning of skin.
   Eyes
May cause mild eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, and redness.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
HS Code
2915 90 80