Title: Diethylene Glycol Monolaurate
CAS Registry Number: 141-20-8
CAS Name: Dodecanoic acid 2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethyl ester
Additional Names: diethylene glycol laurate; diglycol laurate
Molecular Formula: C16H32O4
Molecular Weight: 288.42
Percent Composition: C 66.63%, H 11.18%, O 22.19%
Literature References: Prepared by controlled esterification of diethylene glycol with lauric acid.
Properties: Oily liq. d425 0.9572; d2020 0.963-0.968. mp 17-18°. bp ~270° (some dec). May be heated to 250° without decompn. Practically insol in water. Sol in methanol, ethanol, benzene, toluene, chlorinated hydrocarbons, acetone, ethyl acetate, cottonseed oil. Slightly sol in petr naphtha.
Melting point: mp 17-18°
Boiling point: bp ~270° (some dec)
Density: d425 0.9572; d2020 0.963-0.968
Use: Dispersing agent, emulsifier, plasticizer.