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112-85-6 - Behenic acid, tech. 85% - Docosanoic acid - A12850 - Alfa Aesar

A12850 Behenic acid, tech. 85%

CAS Number
112-85-6
Synonyms
Docosanoic acid

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
50g 20.24
250g 30.69
1000g 102.69
5000g 346.40
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Behenic acid, tech. 85%

MDL
MFCD00002807
EINECS
204-010-8

Chemical Properties

Formula
CH3(CH2)20CO2H
Formula Weight
340.60
Melting point
74-78°
Boiling Point
306°/60mm
Solubility
Soluble in DMF (~3 mg/ml), hot methanol, water (0.15 mg/ml at 25°C), chloroform, and ethanol (2.18 mg/ml at 25°C).

Applications

Behenic acid is used to give hair conditioners and moisturizers their smoothing properties. It is also used to investigate the phase behavior of long-chain acids in supercritical propane.

Notes

Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, reducing agents and bases. Store at room temperature.

Literature References

M. Paudler.; J. Ruths.; H. Riegler. Analysis of multiple-angle ellipsometry of uniaxial ultrathin organic films at the air-water interface and determination of the refractive indices of behenic acid monolayers. Langmuir. 1992, 8 (1), 184-189.

Bing Guan.; Zhimin Liu.; Buxing Han.; Haike Yan. Solubility of behenic acid in supercritical carbon dioxide with ethanol. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 1999, 14 (3), 213-218.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P362-P312-P321-P405-P403+P233-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. 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. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Specific treatment (see label). Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,1023
Beilstein
1792887
Harmonized Tariff Code
2915.90
TSCA
Yes

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