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What is C12 Epoxide?


C12 Epoxide

1,2-Epoxydodecane is a clear colourless liquid,. It is more reactive than its corresponding acid and ester and thus is commonly used as an intermediate.

Product Identification

Product Name C12 Epoxide
Empirical Formula C12H24O
CAS Number 2855-19-8
Synonyms 2-Decyloxirane Dodecane, 1,2-epoxy-2-Decyloxirane’ 1,2-Dodecene epoxide, 1,2-Dodecene oxide, 1,2-Epoxydodecane
Physical State off-white to yellow crystalline
Melting Point  -8oC
Water Solubility 0.22 mg/L
Stability Moisture Sensitive


C12 Epoxide is an intermediate used in the synthesis of quaternary ammonium compounds for use as diesel fuel additives

It has found application in polymer systems as either a reactive epoxy monomer, or as a reactive diluent

It has also use in the manufacture of surfactants by alkoxylation, for cleaning compositions and the like

It has uses in the Personal Care sector, such as in the manufacture of dryer sheets and dishwasher formulations, by reaction with amines.


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