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16-Hexadecanolide is used in the manfacturing of perfumes. It acts as masking agents.
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V. N. Emelyanenko; S. P. Verevkin; E. N. Stepurko; G. N. Rogano. The thermodynamic characteristics of 15-pentadecanolide and 16-hexadecanolide..Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A.2011, 85 348-356.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H315-H319
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Wear protective gloves and 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. Specific treatment (see label). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: