Propyl dodecanoate

  • Propyl laurate
  • Lauric acid propyl ester
  • Dodecanoic acid, propyl ester
Formula
C15H30O2
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
3681-78-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
222-961-7
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C15H30O2
Formula mass
242.40
Melting point, °C
28
Boiling point, °C
290
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.0021 (25 C)
Critical temperature
453
Critical pressure
14.02
Density
0.866 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
8.5 mg/L (25 C(
Partition coefficient, pKow
6.55
Heat of vaporization
52.97 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store at -20 C. Keep container tightly closed.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection is desired, use multi-purpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed containers for disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable if stored as recommended.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
130
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption.
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.