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Dodecanoic acid

98%

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Synonym(s):
ABL, Lauric acid
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)10COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
200.32
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1099477
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 121 °C)
50 mmHg ( 210 °C)

Quality Level

assay

98%

bp

225 °C/100 mmHg (lit.)

mp

44-46 °C (lit.)

density

0.883 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCCCC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C12H24O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12(13)14/h2-11H2,1H3,(H,13,14)

InChI key

POULHZVOKOAJMA-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Dodecanoic acid is a saturated fatty acid used as a starting material or intermediate in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals.

Application

Dodecanoic acid has been used as a reagent to synthesize MnFe2O4 magnetic nanoparticles by seed mediated growth method. It can undergo esterification with 2-ethylhexanol in the presence of sulfated zirconia catalyst to form 2-ethylhexanoldodecanoate, a biodiesel.

pictograms

Corrosion

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Danger

hcodes

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

348.8 °F

flash_point_c

176 °C

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)


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