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tridecanoic acid
tridecylic acid

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Name:tridecanoic acid
CAS Number: 638-53-9Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:211-341-1
Nikkaji Web:J1.715I
Beilstein Number:0508317
XlogP3:4.70 (est)
Molecular Weight:214.34862000
Formula:C13 H26 O2
BioActivity Summary:listing
NMR Predictor:Predict (works with chrome, Edge or firefox)
Category:flavor and fragrance agents
US / EU / FDA / JECFA / FEMA / FLAVIS / Scholar / Patent Information:
Google Scholar:Search
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Pubchem Patents:Search
FEMA Number:4336 tridecanoic acid
FDA:No longer provide for the use of these seven synthetic flavoring substances
FDA Mainterm (SATF):638-53-9 ; TRIDECANOIC ACID
Physical Properties:
Appearance:white crystalline solid (est)
Assay: 98.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Melting Point: 41.00 to 43.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 236.00 °C. @ 100.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 312.00 to 313.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:0.000299 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 235.00 °F. TCC ( 112.78 °C. )
logP (o/w): 5.282 (est)
Shelf Life: 12.00 month(s) or longer if stored properly.
Storage:refrigerate in tightly sealed containers.
Soluble in:
 water, 33 mg/L @ 20 °C (exp)
Insoluble in:
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: waxy
waxy woody
Odor Description:at 100.00 %. waxy woody
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
None found
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Tridecanoic Acid
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Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Tridecanoic Acid
Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma
For experimental / research use only.
Tridecanoic Acid ≥98%
For experimental / research use only.
Tridecanoic acid >98.0%(GC)(T)
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
European information :
Most important hazard(s):
Xi - Irritant
R 36/37/38 - Irritating to eyes, respiratory system, and skin.
S 02 - Keep out of the reach of children.
S 24/25 - Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 37/39 - Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection.
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
intravenous-mouse LD50 130 mg/kg
Acta Pharmacologica et Toxicologica. Vol. 18, Pg. 141, 1961.

Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
flavor and fragrance agents
RIFM Fragrance Material Safety Assessment: Search
IFRA Code of Practice Notification of the 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice
Recommendation for tridecanoic acid usage levels up to:
  8.0000 % in the fragrance concentrate.
Use levels for FEMA GRAS flavoring substances on which the FEMA Expert Panel based its judgments that the substances are generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
The Expert Panel also publishes separate extensive reviews of scientific information on all FEMA GRAS flavoring substances and can be found at FEMA Flavor Ingredient Library
publication number: 23
 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: 0.020000.20000
beverages(nonalcoholic): --
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: --
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: --
fruit ices: --
gelatins / puddings: --
granulated sugar: --
gravies: --
hard candy: --
imitation dairy: --
instant coffee / tea: --
jams / jellies: --
meat products: --
milk products: --
nut products: --
other grains: --
poultry: --
processed fruits: --
processed vegetables: --
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: --
soft candy: --
soups: --
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: --
Safety References:
EPI System: View
AIDS Citations:Search
Cancer Citations:Search
Toxicology Citations:Search
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):638-53-9
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :12530
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:3
tridecanoic acid
RTECS:YD3850000 for cas# 638-53-9
 tridecanoic acid
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:638-53-9
Pubchem (cid):12530
Pubchem (sid):134975837
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
Videos:The Periodic Table of Videos
tgsc:Atomic Weights use for this web site
(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
FDA Substances Added to Food (formerly EAFUS):View
Golm Metabolome Database:Search
KEGG (GenomeNet):C17076
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):HMDB00910
Export Tariff Code:2915.90.1050
Typical G.C.
VCF-Online:VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
Potential Blenders and core components note
For Odor
lily pentanal
mimosa absolute france
orris rhizome resinoid (iris pallida)
phenethyl hexanoate
osmanthus flower absolute
For Flavor
orris rhizome resinoid (iris pallida)
osmanthus flower absolute
mimosa absolute france
phenethyl hexanoate
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
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Tridecanoic acid is a short-chain fatty acid.
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