Agent Name

Stearoyl chloride

CAS Number

112-76-5

Formula

C18-H35-Cl-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Octadecanoic acid, chloride; Octadecanoyl chloride; Stearic acid chloride; Stearic chloride; Stearyl chloride; n-Octadecanoyl chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Stearates

Description

mp = 23 deg C; [HSDB] Slightly viscous liquid; mp = 18-22 deg C; [MSDSonline] White solid; mp = 21 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in the synthesis of organic compounds; [Hawley]

Comments

Induces general anesthesia and causes ataxia in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] Reacts violently with water forming hydrochloric acid; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "STEARATES."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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