Agent Name

1-Eicosanol

CAS Number

629-96-9

Formula

C20-H42-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Arachic alcohol; Arachidic alcohol; Arachidyl alcohol; Eicosyl alcohol; pri-n-Eicosyl alcohol; n-1-Eicosanol; n-Eicosanol; Icosan-1-ol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

White waxy solid; [HSDB] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in lubricants, rubber, plastics, and textiles; Used as an emulsion stabilizer and viscosity increasing agent; [HSDB]

Comments

A mild skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] 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

4.5E-8 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

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