Agent Name

Myristyl alcohol

Alternative Name

1-Tetradecanol

CAS Number

112-72-1

Formula

C14-H30-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Tetradecanol; 1-Hydroxytetradecane; Alcohol(C14); Alfol 14; C14 alcohol; Dytol R-52; Fatty alcohol(C14); Lanette K; Lanette Wax KS; Loxanol V; Myristic alcohol; Tetradecanol; Tetradecyl alcohol; n-Tetradecanol; n-Tetradecanol-1; n-Tetradecyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

White solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate, emulsion stabilizer, fragrance, and viscosity increasing agent; Used in plasticizers, anti-foam agents, soaps, perfumes, detergents, suppositories, creams, shampoos, toothpaste, and cleaning preparations; [HSDB]

Comments

Low toxicity, but overexposure can cause CNS depression and prolonged skin contact causes irritation; [CAMEO] A moderate skin irritant; A mild eye irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00011 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 140.5 deg C; [Hawley]

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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