Dodecanoic Acid
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Dodecanoic Acid
Alias
Lauric acid
n-Dodecanoic acid
1-Undecanecarboxylic acid
Category
Anionic surfactants-Carboxylate
CAS No.
143-07-7
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C12H24O2
Molecular Weight: 200.32
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: white solid.
Solubility: slightly soluble in water. soluble in ethanol.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: mouse intravenous LD50: 131mg/Kg; rat oral LD50: 12000mg/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 lauric acid esters. lauric acid esters can be used in personal care products, food, medicine.
Widely used in preparation of lauric acid salts. lauric acid salts can be used in personal care products, household cleaning products, fabricated metal products, plastic products.
Lubricant, heat stabilizer in plastic, rubber.
Emulsifying agent, thickening agent in personal care products.
Lubricant in metal processing, powder molding.
Food additive in food industry.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Use as cleansing agent.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:143-07-7
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