Tridecanol

Formula
C13H28O
Structure
Description
Oily liquid; colorless; mild, pleasant odor.
Uses
Chemical intermediate for ditridecyl phthalate plasticizer, for isodecyl tridecyl phthalate plasticizer, for ditridecyl maleate, for ethoxylated tridecyl alcohol, for alkoxylated tridecyl alcohol, for tridecyl phosphite, for tridecyl glyceryl ester sulfonate, for tridecyl sulfate sodium salt, for tridecyl thioglycolate, for ditridecyl sulfosuccinate, sodium salt, for tridecyl 3-mercaptopropionate.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
26248-42-0
RTECS
YD4150000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
1987
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C13H28O
Formula mass
200.41
Boiling point, °C
273.8
Vapor pressure, mmHg
4
Density
0.846 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Stop discharge if possible. Isolate and remove discharged material. Notify local health and pollution control agencies.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by combination with with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents Reacts with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water Incompatible with oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish with dry chemical or alcohol foam. Water may be ineffective on fire. Cool exposed containers with water.
Fire potential
This material is combustible.
Hazards
Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
0
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Headache, dizziness, giddiness, ataxia, sedation and coma may occur.
   Ingestion
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are common. Gastrointestinal hemorrhage can occur.
   Inhalation
Inhalation causes pulmonary tract irritation and rarely pulmonary edema. Severe respiratory depression or death has not been reported after inhalation.
   Skin
Dermatitis of varying severity may be noted. Drying and fissuring of the skin may be noted following chronic exposure.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Consider aspiration of gastric contents with a nasogastric tube after substantial recent (within 1 hour) ingestions. Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents. Hypotension: infuse 10 to 20 ml/kg isotonic fluid, place in trendelenburg position. If hypotension persists, administer dopamine (5 to 20 mcg/kg/min) or norepinephrine (0.1 To 0.2 Mcg/kg/min), titrate to desired response.
   Inhalation
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with beta2 agonist and corticosteroid aerosols.
   Skin
Wash exposed area with soap and water.
   Eyes
Promptly flush with clean water for at least 15 minutes and see a physician.

Transport.
UN number
1987
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
TDN