Agent Name

Squalene

CAS Number

111-02-4

Formula

C30-H50

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,6,10,15,19,23-Hexamethyl-2,6,10,14,18,22-tetracosahexaene; (E,E,E,E)-Squalene; 2,6,10,15,19,23-Hexamethyl-2,6,10,14,18,22-tetracosahexaene, (all-E)-; Nikko Squalane EX; Spinacene; Squalene; Super Squalene; all-trans-Squalene; trans-Squalene; 2,6,10,14,18,22-Tetracosahexaene, 2,6,10,15,19,23-hexamethyl-, (2E,6E,10E,14E,18E)-; 2,6,10,14,18,22-Tetracosahexaene, 2,6,10,15,19,23-hexamethyl-, (all-E)-; 2,6,10,15,19,23-Hexamethyltetracosa-2,6,10,14,18,22-hexaene; [ChemIDplus] Squalene, trans-; Spinacen; Squalen; trans-Spinacene; [NTP]

Category

Lubricants

Description

Liquid with a mild agreeable odor; Absorbs oxygen and becomes viscous like linseed oil; [Merck Index] Clear, colorless to slightly yellow viscous liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Present in large quantities in shark liver oil, and in minute amounts in olive oil, wheat germ oil, rice bran oil, and yeast; An intermediate in the biosynthesis of cholesterol; Used as a bactericide, and as an intermediate for pharmaceuticals, organic coloring agents, rubber chemicals, aromatics, and surface active agents; [Merck Index] Also used in biochemical and pharmaceutical research; [NTP]

Comments

Causes changes in blood serum composition, allergic autoimmune response (multiple organ involvement), and inflammatory effects in acute intraperitoneal studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]

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