- Dodecanoic acid
White, colorless or slightly yellow crystalline solid or powder with a slight, but characteristic odor, like oil of bay.
Alkyled resins, wetting agents, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, insecticides, food additives.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
S 22 24/25
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Natural Product; Primary Irritant
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
42 - 45
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.001 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
Extremely low at room temperature.
Odor Threshold Odor threshold .
Solubility in water
3.26 cp (80 C)
43.6 g/s2 (37 C)
1.4208 (74 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents, bases, reducing agents.
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
May cause dust explosion.
F (Not subject to toxicity classification)
May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
May cause skin irritation.
May cause eye irritation.
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
USCG CHRIS Code
2915 90 10
IMO Chemical Code
IMO Pollution Category
IMO Hazard code