Methyl eicosanoate

  • Methyl arachidate
  • Methyl arachate
  • Eicosanoic acid, methyl ester
  • Arachidic acid methyl ester
  • Arachic acid methyl ester
Formula
C21H42O2
Structure
Description
White crystalline powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1120-28-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
214-304-8
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C21H42O2
Formula mass
326.56
Melting point, °C
54.5
Boiling point, °C
375
Vapor pressure, mmHg
8.0E-6 (25 C)
Density
0.862 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
9.74
Heat of vaporization
62.3 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Protection
Impervious gloves. Safety glasses. Protective work clothing.
Small spills/leaks
Pick up mechanically.
Stability
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
184
Fire fighting
Extinguish with carbon dioxide, extinguishing powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Exposure effects
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical treatment.
   Inhalation
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
   Skin
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
   Eyes
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.

Transport.