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  • Sorbitan monooleate
  • Monodehydrosorbitol monooleate
  • Sorbitan, mono-9-octadecenoate, (Z)-
Formula
C24H44O6
Structure
Description
Yellow to amber liquid.
Uses
Nonionic surfactants used as emulsifying agents in the preparation of water-in-oil emulsions sorbitan esters.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1338-43-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
215-665-4
RTECS
WG2932400
RTECS class
Mutagen; Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-4126
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C24H44O6
Formula mass
428.68
Vapor pressure, mmHg
11 (20 C)
Density
1.0 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

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. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. 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
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
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
>149
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use water fog, foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical or halogenated agents.

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Inhalation
Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
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.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. 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.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
HS Code
3402 13 00