Methyl pentadecanoate

  • Pentadecanoic acid, methyl ester
  • Methyl n-pentadecanoate
Formula
C16H32O2
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7132-64-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
230-430-6
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C16H32O2
Formula mass
256.43
Melting point, °C
18.5
Boiling point, °C
309
Vapor pressure, mmHg
6.5E-4 (25 C)
Critical temperature
465
Critical pressure
13.1
Density
0.865 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
7.09
Heat of vaporization
55.0 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool dry place. Isolate from incompatible materials. Keep in freezer.
Protection
Not normally considered a skin hazard. Where use can result in skin contact, practice good personal hygiene. Wash hands and other exposed areas with mild soap and water before eating, drinking, and when leaving work.
Stability
Stable under normal conditions.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
109
Fire fighting
Use alcohol resistant foam, carbon dioxide, or dry chemical when fighting fires. Water or foam may cause frothing if liquid is burning but it still may be a useful extinguishing agent if carefully applied to the surface of the fire. Do Not direct a stream of water into the hot burning liquid. Do not enter fire area without proper protection including self- contained breathing apparatus and full protective equipment. Use methods for the surrounding fire.
Fire potential
Material may be ignited only if preheated to temperatures above the high flash point, for example in a fire.

Health.
Exposure effects

First aid
 

Transport.