Agent Name

Dodecanol

CAS Number

27342-88-7

Formula

C12-H26-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Alcohol C-12; Dodecyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus] Lauryl alcohol; [HSDB]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Solid; mp = 24 deg C; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used to make detergents, sulfonic acid esters (wetting agents), thiodipropionate, lauryl chloride, specialty ethoxylates, sulfate defoamers, lube additives, pharmaceuticals, rubbers, textiles, perfumes, and foaming agents; [HSDB]

Comments

Higher alcohols are not highly toxic in the industrial setting; Can cause liver injury, somnolence, and respiratory depression in experimental animals; A rat that died 6 days after a dose of 36 ml/kg had fatty degeneration of the liver; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

VP = 1 mm Hg at 91 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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