Agent Name

Linoleic acid

CAS Number

60-33-3

Formula

C18-H32-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Oils, grape seed; 9,12-Octadecadienoic acid, (Z,Z)-; 9-cis,12-cis-Linoleic acid; 9Z,12Z-Linoleic acid; Emersol 310; Emersol 315; Extra Linoleic 90; Grape seed oil; Linolic acid; Polylin 515; Polylin No. 515; Telfairic acid; Unifac 6550; all-cis-9,12-Octadecadienoic acid; alpha-Linoleic acid; cis,cis-9,12-Octadecadienoic acid; cis,cis-Linoleic acid; cis-9,cis-12-Octadecadienoic acid; cis-delta9,12-Octadecadienoic acid; Oils, grape; (Z,Z)-9,12-Octadecadienoic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fatty Acids and Fats

Description

Colorless to straw-colored liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Fatty acid found in many vegetable oils (cottonseed, soybean, peanut, etc.); [Merck Index] Used to make paints, coatings, emulsifiers, vitamins, soaps, margarine, and dietary supplements; [HSDB]

Comments

A mild irritant; [HSDB]; Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] LD50 (mouse) >50 gm/kg; [RTECS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.68E-7 mm Hg

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