Sebacic acid

  • Decanedioic acid
  • 1,10-Decanedioic acid
  • 1,8-Octanedicarboxylic acid
Formula
HOOC(CH2)8COOH
Structure
Description
White granular powder.
Uses
Raw material in the production of synthetic resins of the alkylated or polyester type, non-migrating plasticizers, polyester rubbers, synthetic fibers of the polyamide type.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
111-20-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-845-5
R 36/37/38
RTECS
VS0875000
RTECS class
Other
Merck
12,8558
Beilstein/Gmelin
1210591
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-02078
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7501
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C10H18O4
Formula mass
202.25
Melting point, °C
127 - 131
Boiling point, °C
374
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1E-6 (25 C)
Density
1.204 g/cm3 (16 C)
Solubility in water
Very soluble
Viscosity
2.43 cp (200 C)
Refractive index
1.41968 (133.3 C)
pKa/pKb
4.47 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.86
Heat of fusion
36.7 kJ/mol
Heat of vaporization
68.3 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. No special precautions indicated.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale.
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
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Disposal code
4
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong acids, strong bases, strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic gases, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
198
Upper exp. limit, %
6
Lower exp. limit, %
0.8
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: For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam. For large fires, use water spray, fog or alcohol-resistant foam.
Fire potential
This material is probably combustible.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Skin
Prolonged and/or repeated contact may cause irritation and/or dermatitis. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid if irritation or symptoms occur.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. If irritation develops, get medical aid.

Transport.
4. Organic acids
HS Code
2917 13 10