Capric Acid (Decanoic Acid) For Synthesis MSDS
Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Capric Acid (Decanoic Acid) For Synthesis
Catalog Codes: SLD1762
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Capric Acid (Decanoic Acid) For Synthesis
CI#: Not available.
Synonym: n-Capric Acid
Chemical Name: Capric Acid
Chemical Formula: C10-H20-O2
Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Name CAS # % by Weight
Capric Acid (Decanoic Acid) For Synthesis 334-48-5 100
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Capric Acid (Decanoic Acid) For Synthesis: ORAL (LD50): Acute: 3730 mg/kg [Rat]. 10000 mg/kg [Rat]. DERMAL
(LD50): Acute: 1770 mg/kg [Rabbit].
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, sensitizer), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation (lung
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Classified + (PROVEN) by NIOSH. Classified None. by NTP, None. by OSHA.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
Repeated or prolonged exposure is not known to aggravate medical condition.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
Eye Contact: Check for and remove any contact lenses. Do not use an eye ointment. Seek medical attention.
After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. Gently and thoroughly wash the contaminated skin
with running water and non-abrasive soap. Be particularly careful to clean folds, crevices, creases and groin.
Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. Wash contaminated
clothing before reusing.
Serious Skin Contact:
Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek immediate
Inhalation: Allow the victim to rest in a well ventilated area. Seek immediate medical attention.
Serious Inhalation: Not available.
Do not induce vomiting. Examine the lips and mouth to ascertain whether the tissues are damaged, a possible
indication that the toxic material was ingested; the absence of such signs, however, is not conclusive. Loosen
tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. Seek immediate medical attention.
Serious Ingestion: Not available.
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: May be combustible at high temperature.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Points: CLOSED CUP: >395°C (743°F).
Flammable Limits: Not available.
Products of Combustion: These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2).
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Not available.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not available.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by
spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority
If the product is in its solid form: Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. If
the product is in its liquid form: Absorb with an inert material and put the spilled material in an appropriate waste
disposal. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Keep locked up Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk,
evaporate the residue under a fume hood. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not ingest. Do not
breathe dust. Wear suitable protective clothing If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the
container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents,
reducing agents, alkalis.
Keep container dry. Keep in a cool place. Ground all equipment containing material. Keep container tightly
closed. Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place. Combustible materials should be stored away from extreme heat
and away from strong oxidizing agents.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below
recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to
airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Splash goggles. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used
to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist
BEFORE handling this product.
Exposure Limits: Not available.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Solid.
Taste: Not available.
Molecular Weight: 172.27 g/mole
pH (1% soln/water): Not applicable.
Boiling Point: 269°C (516.2°F)
Melting Point: 31°C (87.8°F)
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: 0.893 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
Very slightly dispersed in diethyl ether.
Is not dispersed in cold water.
See solubility in acetone.
Soluble in acetone.
Very slightly soluble in methanol, diethyl ether, n-octanol.
Insoluble in cold water.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
Stability: The product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Not available.
Incompatibility with various substances: Reactive with oxidizing agents, reducing agents, alkalis.
Corrosivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Reactivity: Not available.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Absorbed through skin. Dermal contact. Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals:
Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 3730 mg/kg [Rat].
Acute dermal toxicity (LD50): 1770 mg/kg [Rabbit].
Chronic Effects on Humans: CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Classified + (PROVEN) by NIOSH. Classified None. by NTP,
None. by OSHA.
Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, sensitizer), of ingestion, of inhalation (lung
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Section 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: Not available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The products of degradation are less toxic than the product itself.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Section 14: Transport Information
DOT Classification: Not a DOT controlled material (United States).
Identification: Not applicable.
Special Provisions for Transport: Not applicable.
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Decanoic Acid
OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.
WHMIS (Canada): Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada).
R21- Harmful in contact with skin.
R36/37/38- Irritating to eyes,
respiratory system and skin.
Health Hazard: 2
Fire Hazard: 1
Personal Protection: E
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or
Section 16: Other Information
References: Not available.
Other Special Considerations: Not available.
Created: 10/09/2005 05:05 PM
Last Updated: 11/06/2008 12:00 PM