Agent Name

1,2-Epoxyhexadecane

CAS Number

7320-37-8

Formula

C16-H32-O

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,2-Hexadecane oxide; 1,2-Hexadecene epoxide; Hexadecane, 1,2-epoxy-; Hexadecene epoxide; Hexadecylene oxide; Oxirane, tetradecyl-; Oxirane, 2-tetradecyl-; Tetradecyloxirane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Epoxides

Description

White solid or colorless liquid; Faint pleasant odor; [CAMEO] Liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate for surface-active agents, fabric softeners, cosmetic ingredients, textile finishes, and synthetic waxes; [HSDB]

Comments

A tumorigen, mutagen, and primary irritant; [RTECS] A skin irritant and sensitizer; May cause loss of body weight, gastric irritation, and moderate liver damage; After inhalation may cause acute pulmonary edema; [CAMEO] An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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