Agent Name

Sodium laurate

CAS Number

629-25-4

Formula

C12-H24-O2.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dodecanoic acid, sodium salt; Lauran sodny [Czech]; Lauric acid, sodium salt; Sodium dodecanoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Light yellow powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an anticaking agent, lubricant or release agent, and emulsifier for foods; [FDA] Used as a laboratory chemical and intermediate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

A severe skin irritant; [RTECS] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Lauric acid."

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