1-Decanesulfonic acid, sodium salt

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1-Decanesulfonic acid, sodium salt
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1-Decanesulfonic acid, sodium salt formula graphical representation
Sodium decane-1-sulphonate; [ChemIDplus] Sodium decane-1-sulfonate; [SIDS Dossier]
Sulfonates, Alkane and Alkene
93% by weight: Colorless or yellowish solid; [SIDS Dossier] White hygroscopic crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]
Alkane sulfonates: Used in liquid detergents, concentrated shampoos, textile and leather auxiliaries (mercerising), metal cleaning preparations, steam jets, and pickling bathes; [SIDS Dossier]
Other common forms are 30-32% solutions and 60-62% pastes; Highly concentrated formulations are severely irritating or corrosive to skin; Concentrations greater than 10% cause permanent eye injury; [SIDS Dossier] No information available for this specific compound; Evaluated in the group of alkyl sulfates, alkane sulfonates, and alpha-olefin sulfonates (anionic surfactants); Acute LD50 values likely between 1,000 and 2,000 mg/kg for oral administration and greater than 500 mg/kg for dermal, based on studies using related compounds; Effects observed in oral lethal-dose studies of mice include non-specific clinical signs (lethargy, decreased motor activity and respiratory rate, and diarrhea), gastrointestinal tract irritation, and anemia of inner organs; Clinical effects observed in dermal lethal-dose studies of rabbits include severe skin irritation, tremor, clonic-tonic convulsions, and respiratory failure; Members of the group exhibited corrosive effects to rabbit skin and severe eye irritation with permanent corneal effects; Not expected to be a skin sensitizer; The liver was the target organ of toxicity in repeated dose oral studies, with effects including increased relative weight, hepatocyte hypertrophy, and elevated liver enzymes; Not likely to be mutagenic, carcinogenic, or a reproductive or developmental (in the absence of maternal toxicity) toxicant; [OECD SIDS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]
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Adverse Effects

Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion
Skin burns

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: