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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.
De Keersmaecker, M.; Depla, D.; Verbeken, K.; Adriaens, A. Electrochemical and surface study of neutralized dodecanoic acid on a lead substrate. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2014, 161 (3), C126-C137.
Noël, J. A.; Allred, P. M.; White, M. A. Life cycle assessment of two biologically produced phase change materials and their related products. Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 2015, 20 (3), 367-376.
Hazard Statements: H318
Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P280-P305+P351+P338-P310-P501c
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant