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A12850 Behenic acid, tech. 85%

CAS Number
112-85-6
Synonyms
Docosanoic acid

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A12850-18 50g 13.90
A12850-30 250g 31.60
A12850-0B 1000g 106.00
A12850-0I 5000g 459.00
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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
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
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.

Other References

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

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