Agent Name

Potassium laurate

CAS Number

10124-65-9

Formula

C12-H24-O2.K

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Dodecanoic acid, potassium salt; Lauric acid, potassium salt; Potassium dodecanoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Powder or light-tan paste.

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as an insecticide, acaricide, herbicide, and algaecide for control of various insects, mosses, algae, lichens, and weeds on food/feed crops, residential areas, and domestic pets; [Reference #1] Used as an anticaking agent, emulsifier, and release agent in foods; [FDA]

Comments

Related compounds demonstrate a low order of acute oral and dermal toxicity; mild to moderate skin irritation; eye irritation; no skin sensitization; Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA; [Reference #1] See "Lauric acid."

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.53E-10 mm Hg

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