Methyl oleate

  • Emery oleic acid ester
  • Methyl (2)-9-octadecenoate
  • Methyl cis-9-octadecenoate
  • (Z)-9-Octadecenoic acid, methyl ester
  • Emery
Formula
C19H36O2
Structure
Description
Clear to amber liquid.
Uses
Intermediate for detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, stabilizers, textiles treatment, plasticizers for duplicating inks, rubbers, waxes, chromatographic reference standard.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
112-62-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-992-5
RTECS
RK0895000
RTECS class
Tumorigen
Merck
12,6965
Beilstein/Gmelin
1727037
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-01649
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C19H36O2
Formula mass
296.50
Melting point, °C
-20
Boiling point, °C
218.5
Vapor pressure, mmHg
6E-6 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
10.22
Density
0.8774 - 0.8234 g/cm3 (15 - 90 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Viscosity
6.83 cp (20 C)
Surface tension
31.6 g/s2 (20 C)
Refractive index
1.4522 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
7.45
Heat of vaporization
103.32 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep containers tightly closed.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
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.
Respirators
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.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Provide ventilation.
Disposal code
1
Stability
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, acrid smoke and fumes.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
177
Upper exp. limit, %
7.8
Lower exp. limit, %
0.4
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. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Hazards
Combustible
Health
1
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
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 immediately.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   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
2916 15 00