Agent Name

Sebacic acid

Alternative Name

Decanedioic acid

CAS Number

111-20-6

Formula

C10-H18-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,10-Decanedioic acid; 1,8-Octanedicarboxylic acid; Acide sebacique [French]; Decanedicarboxylic acid; Decanedioic acid; Sebacic acids; Sebacinsaure [German]; n-Decanedioic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White solid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a raw material for alkyd and polyester resins, plasticizers, polyester rubbers, and polyamide synthetic fibers; [Merck Index] Used as a topical emollient; [ExPub: TERIS] Used as a stabilizer in alkyd resins, maleic and other polyesters, polyurethanes, and fibers; Also used in paint products, candles, perfumes, low temperature lubricants, and hydraulic fluids, and to make nylon; [NTP]

Comments

Causes somnolence, excitement, and effects on food intake in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; Causes impaired liver function tests and effects on CNS in repeated-dose inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] No listed effects of short-term or long-term exposure (health effects not fully investigated); [ICSC] May cause irritation; [NTP] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.89E-6 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 4,500 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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