Sorbitan monolaurate

  • Sorbitan, monododecanoate
  • Alkamuls S 20
  • Glycomul LC
  • Sorbitan M
  • Span 20
  • Lauric acid sorbitan ester
Formula
C18H34O6
Structure
Description
Clear, colorless liquid.
Uses
Food additive, surfactant.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1338-39-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
215-663-3
RTECS
WG2920000
RTECS class
Tumorigen
Merck
12,8872
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-4123
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C18H34O6
Formula mass
346.52
Vapor pressure, mmHg
10 (20 C)
Density
1.05 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
insoluble
Refractive index
1.47 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed in a cool place in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
Not required under normal conditions of use.
Small spills/leaks
Small Spill - Absorb liquid on vermiculite, floor absorbent or other absorbent material. Large Spill - Persons not wearing protective equipment should be excluded from area of spill until clean-up has been completed. Stop spill at source, dike area of spill to prevent spreading, pump liquid to salvage tank. Remaining liquid may be taken up on sand, clay, earth, floor absorbent, or other absorbent material and shoveled into containers.
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, various hydrocarbons.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
>149
Fire fighting
Extinguish fire using regular foam, water fog, carbon dioxide, dry chemical. Water or foam may cause frothing which can be violent and possibly endanger the life of the firefighter. Water may be used to keep fire-exposed containers cool until fire is out.

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
Symptoms of exposure to this material through breathing, swallowing, and/or passage of the material through the skin may include: stomach or intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) irritation (nose, throat,
   Ingestion
Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts may be harmful.
   Inhalation
Breathing of vapor or mist is possible.
   Skin
May cause mild skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness and burning of skin.
   Eyes
Can cause eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.
HS Code
3402 13 00