Myristic Acid
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Myristic Acid
Alias
Tetradecanoic acid
1-Tridecanecarboxylic acid
Category
Anionic surfactants-Carboxylate
CAS No.
544-63-8
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C14H28O2
Molecular Weight: 228.37
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: white solid.
Solubility: slightly soluble in water. soluble in ethanol, benzene.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat oral LD50: >10000mg/Kg; mouse intravenous LD50: 43mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent lubricating, dispersing, emulsifying, cleansing abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %, ≥
95.0
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Widely used in preparation of myristic acid esters. myristic acid esters can be used in personal care products, food, medicine.
Widely used in preparation of myristic acid salts. myristic acid salts can be used in personal care products, household cleaning products, fabricated metal products, plastic products.
Lubricant, heat stabilizer in plastic, rubber.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Use as cleansing agent.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:544-63-8
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