Agent Name

Methyl laurate

Alternative Name

Methyl dodecanoate

CAS Number

111-82-0

Formula

C13-H26-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Methyl dodecanoate; Dodecanoic acid, methyl ester; Lauric acid, methyl ester; Metholene 2296; Methyl dodecylate; Methyl laurinate; Methyl n-dodecanoate; Stepan C40; Uniphat A40; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Water-white liquid; mp = 4.8 deg C; [Hawley] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Made from coconut oil; [Hawley] Used as a flavoring agent and as an intermediate for detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, stabilizers, lubricants, plasticizers, textiles, alkanolamides, fatty alcohols, and acids; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00411 mm Hg

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