1-Octadecylamine is used as asphalt emulsifier, lubricant and dispersants. It acts as a cationic surfactant and find applications is hair rinse bases, wood preservatives, textile softeners, dyeing auxiliaries and pigment grinding aids. It is used in boiler as an additive, which prevents the corrosion arises due to steam. It is a basic building block and used as an intermediate in the preparation of their amine derivatives, ethoxylates and amides. Metal oxide nano crystals having controlled size and shape are prepared by the thermal decomposition of metal nitrates with octadecylamine.
Soluble in chloroform, alcohol, ether, benzene and acetone.Insoluble in water.
Incompatible with acids, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides and oxidizing agents.
|53° to 55°C|
|180° to 183°C (5mmHg)|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Toxic if swallowed.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : RG4150000
TSCA : TSCA