Potassium oleate

  • 9-Octadecenoic acid (9Z)-, potassium salt
  • Potassium-cis-9-octadecenoic acid
  • Oleic acid, potassium salt
  • Trenamine-D-200
  • Trenamine-D-201
  • OS Soap
Formula
KC18H34O2
Structure
Description
Clear to hazy amber liquid with a soap-like odor.
Uses
Detergent, emulsifier.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
143-18-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
205-590-5
RTECS
RK1150000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
4167152
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-01641
EPA OPP
79095
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C18H33O2.K
Formula mass
282.46
Melting point, °C
235 - 240

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
Chemical goggles & rubber gloves.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
If you spill this chemical, you should dampen the solid spill material with water, then transfer the dampened material to a suitable container. Use absorbent paper dampened with water to pick up any remaining material. Seal your contaminated clothing and the absorbent paper in a vapor-tight plastic bag for eventual disposal. Wash all contaminated surfaces with a soap and water solution. Do not reenter the contaminated area until the Safety Officer (or other responsible person) has verified that the area has been properly cleaned.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids and metallic salts Reacts as bases to neutralize acids.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Fire Extinguishing Agents Not to Be Used: Water.Fire Extinguishing Agents: Fight adjacent fire with water spray, carbon dioxide, alcohol foam or dry chemical.
Fire potential
This material is probably combustible.
Hazards
Irritating vapors and toxic gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, may be formed when involved in fire.
Combustion products
Irritating vapors and toxic gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, may be formed when involved in fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are common. Oral, pharyngeal and esophageal burns may occur following ingestion of low phosphate detergents which are generally more alkaline. Colitis, esophageal stricture, and irritation of mucous membranes have also been reported.
   Inhalation
Occupational asthma has been reported. Aspiration may result in upper airway edema and significant respiratory distress. Difficulty in breathing has been described in animals inhaling high concentrations of anionic surfactants.
   Skin
Skin irritation has been reported after prolonged occupational dermal contact. Skin dryness, irritation, and contact dermatitis have been reported following varying degrees of exposure to detergents.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. Be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital if advised by a physician.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash with soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush with water for at least 15 min., lifting lids occasionally.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
POE
 
IMO Chemical Code
17
IMO Pollution Category
C
IMO Hazard code
P