W261416

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Lauric acid

natural, ≥98%, FCC, FG

Synonym(s):
ABL, Dodecanoic acid, Lauric acid
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)10COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
200.32
FEMA Number:
2614
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1099477
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
12c
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
8.012
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

Cocos nucifera

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher
natural

Agency/Method

follows IFRA guidelines
meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FCC
FDA 21 CFR 117
FDA 21 CFR 172.210

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 121 °C)
50 mmHg ( 210 °C)

assay

≥98%

bp

225 °C/100 mmHg (lit.)

mp

44-46 °C (lit.)

density

0.883 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Featured Industry

Flavors and Fragrances

Organoleptic

fatty

food allergen

coconut

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

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

Lauric acid is the most abundant fatty acid present in coconut oil. It is also one of the main flavor constituents of Chinese rice wine and sweet cream butter. Lauric acid is commonly used in lubricants and also in edible-coating formulations.

Packaging

5, 10 kg in poly drum
1 kg in poly bottle

Other Notes

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Pictograms

Corrosion

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

348.8 °F

Flash Point(C)

176 °C

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McDaniel MR, et al.
Journal of Food Science, 34(3), 251-254 (1969)
Edible coatings for lightly processed fruits and vegetables.
Baldwin EA, et al.
Hortscience: a Publication of the American Society For Horticultural Science Hortscience, 30(1), 35-38 (1995)
Dictionary of Food Compounds with CD-ROM: Additives, Flavors, and Ingredients, 608-608 (2012)
Coconut oil as base oil for industrial lubricants-evaluation and modification of thermal, oxidative and low temperature properties.
Jayadas NH and Prabhakaran Nair K.
Tribology International, 39(9), 873-878 (2006)
A study on characteristic flavor compounds in traditional Chinese rice wine?Guyue Longshan rice wine
Cao Y, et al.
Journal of the Institute of Brewing, 116(2), 182-189 (2010)

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