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EC number: 274-695-6
CAS number: 70609-66-4
Table: Results of the ocular
No of animals
Palmitic acid [commercial grade]
6 albino rabbits
No irritation observed
*Draize method – usually involves
instillation of single volume of 0.1ml test chemical into one eye,
untreated eye = control.
The eye irritation potential of
Palmitic acid was assessed in rabbits according to Draize method
0.1ml undiluted Palmitic acid was
instilled in to one eye of 6 albino rabbits and the untreated eye served
as control. The rabbits were observed for signs of irritation (duration
No signs of ocular irritation were
observed in the treated eyes.
Based on the observations, Palmitic
acid can be considered to be not irritating to eyes.
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