Agent Name

Undecylbenzene

CAS Number

6742-54-7

Formula

C17-H28

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Phenylundecane; Benzene, undecyl-; Undecane, 1-phenyl-; Undecanylbenzene; n-Undecylbenzene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in detergents; in mixture as intermediate for linear alkylbenzene sulfonates; [HSDB] Primarily found commercially in mixtures of long-chain linear alkylbenzenes (alkyl group having from 10 to 16 carbon atoms); 98% of these mixtures used to make the detergent surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS); [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP]

Comments

May cause mild eye irritation; [CAMEO] May cause moderate skin irritation, based on animal studies; [CHEMINFO] "Linear alkylbenzenes are not acutely toxic." [Reference #1] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Benzene, C10-C16 alkyl derivatives - 1995

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000242 mm Hg

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