Methyl hexacosanoate

  • Methyl cerotate
  • Hexacosanoic acid, methyl ester
  • Cerotic acid, methyl ester
Formula
C27H54O2
Structure
Description
Fine, white crystals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
5802-82-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
227-355-6
22 24/25
Beilstein/Gmelin
1800770
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C27H54O2
Formula mass
410.72
Melting point, °C
63.8
Boiling point, °C
440
Vapor pressure, mmHg
6.3E-8 (25 C)
Density
0.859 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.4301 (80<sup>o</sup>C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
12.93
Heat of vaporization
69.65 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store at 2-8 C,
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection from nuisance levels of dusts are desired, use type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) dust masks.
Small spills/leaks
Place in appropriate container. Avoid raising dust. Wash spill site with soap solution. Flush spill area with copious amounts of water.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
221
Fire fighting
Extinguish with 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.
Exposure effects

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 not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   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.