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Dodecanoic acid is used in the preparation of cosmetics, soaps, alkyd resins and wetting agents. It is also used to measure the molar mass of an unknown substance through freezing point depression. It is also used as a food additive and an active component in a treatment for acne. In addition to this, it is a substrate for acylation of certain proteins based on the murine studies.
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Garcia, A. C.; Serafim, F. A.; Keukeleire, D. D.; Franco, D. W. Evaluation of Glycerol Profiles in Sugarcane Spirits (Cachaças). J. Braz. Chem. Soc. 2015, 26 (1), 57-63.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H319
Causes serious eye irritation.
Wear eye/face protection. Wash thoroughly after handling. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.