Agent Name

Dodecanoyl chloride

CAS Number

112-16-3

Formula

C12-H23-Cl-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Dodecanoic acid, chloride; Lauric acid chloride; Lauroyl chloride; n-Dodecanoyl chloride; [ChemIDplus] UN3265

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Water white liquid; [HSDB] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a surfactant, polymerization initiator, anti-enzyme agent, and foaming agent; Also used to make lauroyl peroxide, sodium n-lauroyl sarcosinate, and other sarcosinates; [HSDB]

Comments

Reacts violently with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive liquid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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