Agent Name

Coconut fatty acid diethanolamide

CAS Number

61791-31-9

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Diethanolamine coconut fatty acid condensate; Diethanolamine N-coco alkyl derivs.; N,N-Bis(2-hydroxyethyl)(coconut oil alkyl)amine; N,N-Bis(hydroxyethyl)cocoamine; N,N-Bishydroxyethyl cocoamine; Ethanol, 2,2'-iminobis-, N-coco alkyl derivs.; [ChemIDplus] Cocamide DEA; [REPROTOX] Amidet B-112 (KAO); Coconutdiethanolamide; Fatty acid diethanolamide; Ethanol, 2,2'-Iminobis-, N-Kokos-alkylderivate; Ethanol, imino2,2'bis-, derives N-alkyles de coco; Kokosfettsaurediethanolamin; Ufanon KDS; [IUCLID] ARMOSTAT 400; Cocobis(2-hydroxyethyl)amine; [Akzo Nobel MSDS] UN2735

Category

Emulsifiers/Surfactants

Description

Light yellow liquid with an odor of amines; [Akzo Nobel MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in cosmetics, shampoos, and detergents; [REPROTOX] Used in chemical synthesis, polymers, cosmetics, as an anti-static agent, intermediate, viscosity adjustor, cleaning-washing agent, disinfectant, and surface active agent; [IUCLID] Used to make basic organic chemicals, as a surface active agent for asphalt paving, paper mills, mining, and to make roofing and saturated materials, pesticides and other agrochemicals, dyes and pigments, and soaps-cleaning products; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Hydroxylated fatty nitrogen derived amines: Category members demonstrate histopathological changes of the intestines and lymph nodes in repeated-dose oral studies of rats and dogs; Irritation but no systemic toxicity in 28-day dermal studies of rabbits at doses up to 40 mg/kg/day; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization] Causes burns; May cause skin sensitization; [Akzo Nobel MSDS]

Reference Link

Occupational allergic contact dermatitis due to coconut diethanolamide (cocamide DEA).

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Amines, liquid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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