Agent Name

1-Docosanol

CAS Number

661-19-8

Formula

C22-H46-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Abreva; Behenic alcohol; Behenyl alcohol; Docosanol; Docosyl alcohol; IK 2; Lanette 22; Lidavol; Stenol 1822; Stenol 1822A; Tadenan; n-Docosanol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Colorless waxy solid; [HSDB] Powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in synthetic fibers and lubricants and as an evaporation retardant on water surfaces; [HSDB] Used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy; [Merck Index]

Comments

Aliphatic alcohols are metabolized and eliminated efficiently; Not skin sensitizers; May have low-grade liver effects; CNS depression seen in shorter chain alcohols, e.g., 1-hexanol and 1-octanol; [Reference #1] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Long Chain Alcohols (C6-22 primary aliphatic alcohols) - 2006

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.1E-8 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 195 deg C; [eChemPortal: IUCLID]

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