Methyl linolenate

  • Linolenic acid methyl ester
  • Methyl cis,cis,cis-9,12,15-octadecatrienoate
  • 9Z,12Z,15Z-Octadecatrienoic acid methyl ester
  • (Z,Z,Z)-9,12,15-Octadecatrienoic acid methyl ester
Formula
C19H32O2
Structure
Description
Clear, colorless liquid. Air sensitive.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
301-00-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
206-102-3
S: 24/25
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C19H32O2
Formula mass
292.46
Melting point, °C
-57
Boiling point, °C
364
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1.7E-5 (25 C)
Density
0.8982 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
6.96
Heat of vaporization
61.1 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Use chemical protective goggles.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container.
Incompatibilities
Air, oxidizing materials.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
101
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguish with water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing 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.

Transport.