Agent Name

Squalane

CAS Number

111-01-3

Formula

C30-H62

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,6,10,15,19,23-Hexamethyltetracosane; Cosbiol; Dodecahydrosqualene; Hexamethyl tetracosane; Hexamethyltetracosane; Perhydrosqualene; Robane; Spinacane; Vitabiosol; Tetracosane, 2,6,10,15,19,23-hexamethyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lubricants

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless viscous liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Made commercially by direct hydrogenation of shark liver oil; Used as a lubricant, transformer oil, and additive to perfumes and drugs; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

A mild to moderate skin irritant; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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