Pentadecylic acid

  • Pentadecanoic acid
  • n-Pentadecanoic acid
  • 14FA
Formula
CH3(CH2)13COOH
Structure
Description
White powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1002-84-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
213-693-1
S 22 24/25
RTECS
RZ1925000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
1773831
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-01147
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C15H30O2
Formula mass
242.41
Melting point, °C
51 - 53
Boiling point, °C
339
Critical temperature
497
Density
0.8496 g/cm3 (70 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Viscosity
5.16 cp (80 C)
Refractive index
1.4265 (70 C)
pKa/pKb
4.78 (pKa)
Heat of vaporization
178.00 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. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. 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
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
4
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Bases, oxidizing agents, reducing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
110
Autoignition, °C
377
Upper exp. limit, %
3.3
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. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
F (Not subject to toxicity classification)
Exposure effects
The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated.
   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
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.
   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.
USCG CHRIS Code
FAD
 
HS Code
2915 90 80
 
IMO Chemical Code
18
IMO Pollution Category
III