Agent Name
Alternative Name
Lauryl alcohol
CAS Number
Major Category
Other Classes
1-Dodecanol formula graphical representation
Lauryl alcohol; 1-Dodecyl alcohol; 1-Hydroxydodecane; Adol 10; Adol 11; Adol 12; Alcohol C-12; Alfol 12; C12 alcohol; CO-1214; CO-1214N; CO-1214S; Cachalot L-50; Cachalot L-90; Conol 20P; Conol 20PP; Duodecyl alcohol; Dytol J-68; Dytol J-68 (VAN); EPAL 12; Fatty alcohol(C12); Hainol 12SS; Karukoru 20; Lauric alcohol; Laurinic alcohol; Lauroyl alcohol; Lauryl 24; Lauryl alcohol; Lorol 11; Lorol 5; Lorol 7; Lorol C 12; Lorol C 12/98; MA-1214; Pisol; S 1298; Sipol L12; Siponol 25; Siponol L2; Siponol L5; Undecyl carbinol; n-Dodecan-1-ol; n-Dodecyl alcohol; n-Lauryl alcohol, primary; Dodecanol; Dodecyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus]
Alcohols and Polyols, Other
Colorless solid below 20 deg C; Colorless liquid at room temperature; Unpleasant odor at high concentrations; Delicate floral odor when diluted; [HSDB] White solid with an alcohol-like odor; mp = 26 deg C; [MSDSonline]
Used to manufacture sulfuric acid esters (wetting agents) and in synthetic detergents, lube additives, pharmaceuticals, rubber, textiles, and perfumes; Also used as a flavoring agent and as a foam stabilizer for alcohol sulfate surfactants; [HSDB] Used to make surfactants for detergents, cleaning products, shampoos, cosmetics, lubricants, wetting agents, emulsifiers, dispersing agents, and antioxidants; Also used to make biocides and disinfectants; 1-Dodecanol is used in foam control, aluminum rolling, metalworking, and in the rubber, textiles, cosmetics, and perfume industries; Also used as a froth flotation agent and a flavoring ingredient in non-alcoholic beverages, ice cream, candy, baked goods, chewing gum, and syrups; [CHEMINFO] Used as Lepidoptera pheromone in apple and pear orchards; [EPA]
Higher alcohols are not highly toxic in the industrial setting; Can cause liver injury, somnolence, and respiratory depression in experimental animals; A skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] Inhalation of high concentrations may cause CNS depression; [CHEMINFO] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Practically nontoxic and generally recognized as safe (GRAS) in food; [Reference #1] Causes general depressed activity after administration onto skin of rabbit; [RTEC] An irritant; [MSDSonline]
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

Vapor Pressure
0.000848 mm Hg
Lethal Concentration
LC50 (rat) > 1,050 mg/m3/6h
Explanatory Notes
Flash point = 127 deg C; [HSDB] VP from ChemIDplus;
must be preheated

Adverse Effects

Acute solvent syndrome
Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


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