Agent Name

Diethyl sebacate

CAS Number

110-40-7

Formula

C14-H26-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Bisoflex DES; Decanedioic acid, diethyl ester; Diethyl 1,10-decanedioate; Diethyl 1,8-octanedicarboxylate; Diethyl decanedioate; Ethyl sebacate; Decanedioic acid, 1,10-diethyl ester; Sebacic acid, diethyl ester; [ChemIDplus] Ethyl decanedioate; [JECFA]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Colorless to yellowish liquid; [Merck Index] Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make alkyd and polyester resins, non-migrating plasticizers, polyester rubbers, and polyamide synthetic fibers; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; Causes somnolence in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] "Causes contact dermatitis." [ChemIDplus] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Reference Link

Allergic contact dermatitis due to diethyl sebacate in a hand cream.

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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