DODECYLBENZENE is combustible.
Liquid causes mild irritation of eyes and may cause allergenic responses on repeated contact with skin. Ingestion causes nausea.
Vigorous reactions, sometimes amounting to explosions, can result from the contact between aromatic hydrocarbons, such as DODECYLBENZENE, and strong oxidizing agents. They can react exothermically with bases and with diazo compounds. Substitution at the benzene nucleus occurs by halogenation (acid catalyst), nitration, sulfonation, and the Friedel-Crafts reaction.
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
Colorless liquid with a weak oily odor. Floats on water.
1-Phenyldodecane acts as a pseudo-stationary phase (PSP) marker in the preparation of microemulsion.