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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 431
Revision Date: October 16, 2015
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Lauric Acid

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9906
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Serious eye damage or irritation (Category 1). Causes serious eye damage (H318).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Lauric acid

Synonyms: Dodecanoic acid
143-07-7 CH3(CH2)10COOH
200.32
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
If in eyes:Immediately contact poison center or physician (P310). Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing (P305+P351+P338).
If inhaled:Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice or attention (P332+P313).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Class IIIB combustible solid.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Wipe up the spill, place in a sealed bag or container, and dispose. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Organic #1. Store with acids, anhydrides and peracids.
Store in a cool, dry place.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264).
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Colorless, needle like crystals. Slight odor of bay oil.
Soluble: Ether. Insoluble in water.
pH: No data available
Vapor pressure: less than1 mm Hg @ 25 °C
Boiling point: > 225 °C
Melting point: 42-44 °C
Flash point: 160-165 °C ISO 2592 Open Cup
Refractive index: 1.4183
Specific gravity: 0.833 g/cm3
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with bases, oxidizing agents, and reducing agents.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly.
Hazardous decomposition products: Carbon oxides (CO and CO2)
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Eye and skin irritation.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: Eyes and skin.
ORL-RAT LD50: N.A.
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #24a is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Not regulated. Hazard class: N/A. UN number: N/A.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (205-582-1).
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.