Lauroyl chloride


Dodecanoyl chloride
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n20/D 1.445 (lit.)


134-137 °C/11 mmHg (lit.)


methanol: soluble 100 mg/mL, clear


0.946 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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Lauroyl chloride was used:
  • as tailoring agent for chemical modification of nanocelluloses of different length, nanofibrillated cellulose and cellulose nanocrystals
  • in the preparation of acylated collagen with water solubility and better surface activity
  • as organic low-friction boundary lubricant in the preparation of novel polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel
  • in the synthesis of hemicellulose-based hydrophobic biomaterials


1 L in glass bottle
50, 250 mL in glass bottle



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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 3265 8 / PGII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

284.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

140 °C - closed cup

Feng Peng et al.
Carbohydrate research, 343(17), 2956-2962 (2008-09-17)
Hemicellulose-based hydrophobic biomaterials with degrees of substitution ranging from 0.46 to 1.54 were synthesized under mild conditions in homogeneous media (N,N-dimethylformamide-lithium chloride) by reacting the native wheat straw hemicellulosic polymers with lauroyl chloride using 4-dimethylaminopyridine as a catalyst. Other catalysts...
Ana G Cunha et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 30(31), 9327-9335 (2014-07-22)
Nanocelluloses are bio-based nanoparticles of interest as stabilizers for oil-in-water (o/w) Pickering emulsions. In this work, the surface chemistry of nanocelluloses of different length, nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC, long) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNC, short), was successfully tailored by chemical modification with...
Michelle M Blum et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, 100(7), 1755-1763 (2012-07-19)
A novel material design was developed by functionalizing polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel with an organic low-friction boundary lubricant (molar ratios of 0.2, 0.5, and 1.0 moles of lauroyl chloride). The hydrogels were fabricated using two different techniques. First, the boundary lubricant...
Conghu Li et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 57, 92-98 (2013-03-19)
A new kind of acylated collagen with water solubility and better surface activity was prepared via reaction of pepsin-solubilized calf skin collagen with lauroyl chloride and succinic anhydride in this paper. The equilibrium surface tension and the isoelectric point were...
Deepnath Bajani et al.
Journal of colloid and interface science, 529, 314-324 (2018-06-20)
Self-assembly of surfactants is influenced by various intermolecular interactions and molecular structure, which dictate packing of molecules in the aggregate and its microstructure. Hydrogen-bonding between amide groups plays a key role in the self-assembly process of N-acyl amino acid surfactants...

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