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Methyl laurate

99.5%

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Synonym(s):
Lauric acid methyl ester, Methyl dodecanoate
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)10CO2CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
214.34
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1767780
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

assay

99.5%

form

liquid

refractive index

n20/D 1.431 (lit.)

bp

262 °C/766 mmHg (lit.)

mp

4-5 °C (lit.)

solubility

water: insoluble 0.00759 g/L at 25 °C (practically)

density

0.87 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

food allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCCCC(=O)OC

InChI

1S/C13H26O2/c1-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13(14)15-2/h3-12H2,1-2H3

InChI key

UQDUPQYQJKYHQI-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Hydrogenation of methyl laurate catalyzed by diatomite supported Pd-M (M=Cu, Co, Ni) bimetal nanocatalysts has been reported. IR absorption spectrum of methyl laurate in carbon tetrachloride and carbon disulphide solutions has been compared with the spectra of derivatives deuterated in the ω-methyl group and α-methylene groups.

Application

Methyl laurate has been used in selective synthesis of the secondary amide surfactant, N-methyl lauroylethanolamide.

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Environment

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Warning

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Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 2

Storage Class

10 - Combustible liquids

wgk_germany

WGK 2

flash_point_f

282.2 °F - closed cup

flash_point_c

139 °C - closed cup

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves


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