Agent Name

Lauric acid

CAS Number

143-07-7

Formula

C12-H24-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Undecanecarboxylic acid; ABL; Aliphat No. 4; C-1297; C12 fatty acid; Dodecanoic acid; Dodecoic acid; Dodecylic acid; Duodecylic acid; Hydrofol acid 1255; Hydrofol acid 1295; Hystrene 9512; Lauric acid (natural); Laurostearic acid; Neo-fat 12; Neo-fat 12-43; Ninol AA62 Extra; Univol U-314; Vulvic acid; Wecoline 1295; n-Dodecanoic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Colorless to white solid; [HSDB] White odorless crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

This fatty acid is present in coconut oil and laurel oil. Used in alkyd resins, wetting agents, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, insecticides, and food additives; [Hawley]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] MAK-3A (Could be carcinogenic for man but not conclusive because of insufficient data); [MAK] A mild irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

2 ppm, inhalable fraction

Explanatory Notes

VP = 1 mm Hg at 121 deg C; [HSDB] Flash point = 113 deg C; [CAMEO]

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