Agent Name

Behenic acid

Alternative Name

n-Docosanoic acid

CAS Number

112-85-6

Formula

C22-H44-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

n-Docosanoic acid; 1-Docosanoic acid; Docosanoic acid; Docosoic acid; Glycon B-70; Hydrofol 2022-55; Hydrofol Acid 560; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

White to cream or yellow solid; [CHEMINFO] White crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in cosmetics, waxes, plasticizers, stabilizers and as a chemical intermediate; [HSDB] Used in lubricating oils and to retard solvent evaporation in paint removers; A minor constituent of most seed fats, animal milk fats, and marine animal oils; [Merck Index]

Comments

No data available on effects as an irritant or sensitizer; In a feeding study of rats at doses up to 1000 mg/kg/day for 42 days, negative for toxic effects and no reproductive or developmental adverse effects; [Reference #1] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Docosanoic acid - 2001

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.15E-8 mm Hg

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