Triacontane

Formula
C30H62
Structure
Description
White.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
638-68-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
211-349-5
UN (DOT)
1325
Beilstein/Gmelin
1777281
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-00592
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C30H62
Formula mass
422.82
Melting point, °C
65-67
Boiling point, °C
449.7
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.004 (149 C)
Critical temperature
584
Critical pressure
8.19
Density
0.7797 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Viscosity
6.04 cp (70 C)
Refractive index
1.4352 (70 C)
Heat of fusion
69.50 kJ/mol
Heat of vaporization
143 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents like nitric acid.
Decomposition
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
238
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: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Fire potential
Flammable/combustible material. May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
May cause burns.
   Eyes
See Skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
1325
Response guide
Hazard class
4.1
Packing Group
II; III