Triacontanoic acid

  • Melissic acid
  • Myricic acid
Formula
C30H60O2
Structure
Description
Light yellow powder

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
506-50-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
208-042-3
Beilstein/Gmelin
1803689
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-01321
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C30H60O2
Formula mass
452.81
Melting point, °C
97 - 99
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.4323 (100 C)
pKa/pKb
4.78 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
11.61

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.
Small spills/leaks
Clean up spills immediately, while using/wearing the proper protective equipment. Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents, reducing agents, bases.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear approved SCBA in full pressure-demand and full protective gear. Extinguish fire using water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated. Use appropriate procedures to prevent opportunities for direct contact with the skin or eyes and to prevent inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. Allow the victim to rinse his mouth and then to drink 2-4 cupfuls of water, and seek medical advice.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids.

Transport.