Agent Name

Undecanoic acid

Alternative Name

Hendecanoic acid

CAS Number

112-37-8

Formula

C11-H22-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Decanecarboxylic acid; Hendecanoic acid; Undecoic acid; Undecylic acid; n-Undecanoic acid; n-Undecoic acid; n-Undecylic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

White solid; mp= 28.5 deg C; [CHRIS] Colorless solidified mass or fragments; mp = 28-31 deg C; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; Causes convulsions in intravenous lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] Causes severe skin irritation and serious eye injury; Brief contact can causes second- and third-degree skin burns; Vapors, dust, or mist causes severe eye and throat irritation and may cause injury to the eye and lung; [CHRIS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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