Pentadecanol

  • Pentadecan-1-ol
  • Pentadecyl alcohol
  • 1-Pentadecanol
Formula
CH3(CH2)14OH
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid with a faint odor of alcohol.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
629-76-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
211-107-9
S 22 24/25
UN (DOT)
1986
Beilstein/Gmelin
1700695
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-01870
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C15H32O
Formula mass
228.42
Melting point, °C
41 - 44
Boiling point, °C
269
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.00013 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
9.95
Critical temperature
487
Density
0.893 g/cm3 (21 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Viscosity
7.3 (60 C)
Surface tension
25 g/s2
Refractive index
1.4426 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
6.72
Heat of vaporization
62.5 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation.
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
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Disposal code
3
Stability
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, strong acids.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
130
Upper exp. limit, %
3.2
Lower exp. limit, %
0.5
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. Extinguishing media: This material is lighter than water and insoluble in water. The fire could easily be spread by the use of water in an area where the water cannot be contained. DO NOT USE WATER OR FOAM. In case of fire, use carbon dioxide or dry chemical.
Fire potential
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames.
Hazards
During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Combustion products
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
2
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Effects may be delayed.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation. Can produce delayed pulmonary edema.
   Skin
Causes severe skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes severe eye irritation. May cause chemical conjunctivitis.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration.
   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
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
1986
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
PDC
 
20 Alcohols, Glycols
HS Code
2905 19 00
 
IMO Chemical Code
18
IMO Pollution Category
III