Agent Name

Sodium palmitate

CAS Number

408-35-5

Formula

C16-H32-O2.Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Hexadecanoic acid, sodium salt; Palmitic acid sodium salt; Sodium hexadecanoate; Sodium pentadecanecarboxylate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Emulsifiers/Surfactants

Description

White to yellow solid; [Hawley] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as polymerization catalyst (synthetic rubbers) and emulsifier; Used in laundry and toilet soaps, detergents, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and printing inks; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.46E-12 mm Hg

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