N,N’-Ethylene bis(stearamide)

  • N,N'-Ethylene bis(octadecanamide)
  • 1,2-bis(octadecanamido)ethane
  • N,N'-Ethylene distearylamide
  • N,N'-Ethylenebisstearamide
Formula
C38H76N2O2
Structure
Description
White, waxy solid.
Uses
Synthetic wax, for use in lacquers, varnishes, as a plastic lubricant and antiblocking agent, as extender or substitue for carnauba wax.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
110-30-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-755-6
Beilstein/Gmelin
584087
Beilstein Reference
4-04-00-01200
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C38H76N2O2
Formula mass
593.03
Melting point, °C
149 - 149.5
Decomposition point, °C
260
Density
0.97 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Safety goggles. Protective gloves.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Decomposes at 260 C on heating and on burning producing toxic fumes (nitrogen oxides).

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
280
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. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Cough. Irritates the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.
   Skin
Redness.
   Eyes
Redness.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
The possible benefit of early removal of some ingested material by cautious gastric lavage must be weighed against potential complications of bleeding or perforation. Activated charcoal activated charcoal binds most toxic agents and can decrease their systemic absorption if administered soon after ingestion. Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents.
   Inhalation
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with beta2 agonist and corticosteroid aerosols.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists. Pesticides - remove contaminated clothing and jewelry. Wash the skin, including hair and nails, vigorously; do repeated soap washings. Discard contaminated clothing. Irritation - treat dermal irritation or burns with standard topical therapy
   Eyes
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.

Transport.