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143-07-7 - Dodecanoic acid, 98% - Lauric acid - A11672 - Alfa Aesar

A11672 Dodecanoic acid, 98%

CAS Number
143-07-7
Synonyms
Lauric acid

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
500g 17.10
2500g 54.69
10000g 188.49
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Dodecanoic acid, 98%

MDL
MFCD00002736
EINECS
205-582-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
CH3(CH2)10CO2H
Formula Weight
200.32
Melting point
43-45°
Boiling Point
180°/21mm
Flash Point
165°(329°F)
Density
0.883
Solubility
Soluble in water, benzene, acetone, alcohol, petroleum ether, dimethyl sulfoxide and dimethyl formamide. Slightly soluble in chloroform.

Applications

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.

Notes

Incompatible with bases, oxidizing agents and reducing agents.

Literature References

Touchy, A. S.; Kon, K.; Onodera, W.; Shimizu, K. I. Unprecedented Reductive Esterification of Carboxylic Acids under Hydrogen by Reusable Heterogeneous Platinum Catalysts. Biopolymers 2015, 357 (7), 1499-1506.

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.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H319

Causes serious eye irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P280-P264-P305+P351+P338-P337+P313

Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/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.

Other References

Merck
14,5384
Beilstein
1099477
Harmonized Tariff Code
2915.90
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
OE9800000

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