Coconut Oil (fatty acid) MSDS

 

Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification

Product Name: Coconut oil (fatty acid)

Catalog Codes: SLC1198

CAS#: 8001-31-8

RTECS: GG6040000

TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Coconut oil

CI#: Not available.

Synonym: Cocoanut Oil; Copra Oil Please note that Copra

is a synonym given to lower grades of Coconut oil

Chemical Name: Coconut Oil

Chemical Formula: Not available.

 

Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients

Composition:

Name CAS # % by Weight

Coconut oil, refined 8001-31-8 100

Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Not applicable.

 

Section 3: Hazards Identification

Potential Acute Health Effects: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of eye contact (irritant), of

ingestion, of inhalation.

Potential Chronic Health Effects:

CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.

MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.

TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.

DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.

Repeated or prolonged exposure is not known to aggravate medical condition.

 

Section 4: First Aid Measures

Eye Contact:

Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at

least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.

Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops.

Serious Skin Contact: Not available.

Inhalation:

If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get

medical attention.

Serious Inhalation: Not available.

Ingestion:

Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an

unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight

clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.

Serious Ingestion: Not available.

 

Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data

Flammability of the Product: May be combustible at high temperature.

Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not available.

Flash Points: CLOSED CUP: 216C (420.8F).

Flammable Limits: Not available.

Products of Combustion: Not available.

Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of heat.

Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:

Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.

Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.

Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:

SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.

LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.

Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: May spontaneously heat and ignite if stored wet and hot.

Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not available.

 

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

Small Spill:

Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by

spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority

requirements.

Large Spill:

If the product is in its solid form: Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. If

the product is in its liquid form: Absorb with an inert material and put the spilled material in an appropriate waste

disposal. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the

sanitary system.

 

Section 7: Handling and Storage

Precautions:

Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate the

residue under a fume hood. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not breathe dust. Keep away from

incompatibles such as oxidizing agents, acids, alkalis.

Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.

 

Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Engineering Controls:

Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below

recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to

airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.

Personal Protection: Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.

Gloves.

Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:

Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used

to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist

BEFORE handling this product.

Exposure Limits: Not available.

 

Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical state and appearance:

S o l i d . ( I t i s a s e m i - s o l i d , l a r d l i k e f a t a t

temperatures below 21 deg. C.

It is a liquid at temperatures between 28 and 30

deg. C.

It is a hard brittle crystalline solid at temperatures

below 15 deg. C.)

Odor:

Odorless or slight odor characteristic of Coconut.

(Slight.)

Taste:

Tasteless or slight taste characteristic of

Coconut. (Slight.)

Molecular Weight: Not available.

Color: White to yellowish.

pH (1% soln/water): Not applicable.

Boiling Point: >450C (842F)

Melting Point: 21C (69.8F) - 25 C.

Critical Temperature: Not available.

Specific Gravity: 0.9-0.9115 (Water = 1)

Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.

Vapor Density: Not available.

Volatility: Not available.

Odor Threshold: Not available.

Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.

Ionicity (in Water): Not available.

Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water, diethyl ether.

Solubility:

Easily soluble in diethyl ether.

Insoluble in cold water.

Very soluble in chloroform, carbon disulfide, petroleum benzin.

 

Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data

Stability: The product is stable.

Instability Temperature: Not available.

Conditions of Instability: Excess heat, incompatible materials

Incompatibility with various substances: Reactive with oxidizing agents, acids, alkalis.

Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass.

Special Remarks on Reactivity: Not available.

Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.

Polymerization: Will not occur.

 

Section 11: Toxicological Information

Routes of Entry: Absorbed through skin. Eye contact.

Toxicity to Animals:

LD50: Not available.

LC50: Not available.

Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.

Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of ingestion, of inhalation.

Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.

Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.

Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:

Acute Potential Health Effects:

Skin: May cause mild irritation. It may be asorbed through the skin.

Eyes: May cause mild irritation.

Inhalation: Inhalation of mist or vapor may cause respiratory tract irritation. Not expected to be an inhalation

hazard during usual industrial of the product as is.

Ingestion: Essentially non-toxic. Ingestion of large amounts may cause digestive/gastrointestinal tract irritation or

upset.

Chronic Potential Healht Effects:

Ingestion: Repeated oral dosing of large amounts may affect the liver (fatty liver degeneration).

 

Section 12: Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: Not available.

BOD5 and COD: Not available.

Products of Biodegradation:

Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may

arise.

Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.

Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.

 

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

Waste Disposal:

Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental

control regulations.

 

Section 14: Transport Information

DOT Classification: Not a DOT controlled material (United States).

Identification: Not applicable.

Special Provisions for Transport: Not applicable.

 

Section 15: Other Regulatory Information

Federal and State Regulations:

Connecticut hazardous material survey: Listed as Copra

New Jersey: Coconut oil

TSCA 8(b) inventory: Coconut oil

Other Regulations: EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.

Other Classifications:

WHMIS (Canada): Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada).

DSCL (EEC):

This product is not classified according

to the EU regulations.

Not applicable.

HMIS (U.S.A.):

Health Hazard: 1

Fire Hazard: 1

Reactivity: 0

Personal Protection: E

National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):

Health: 1

Flammability: 1

Reactivity: 0

Specific hazard:

Protective Equipment:

Gloves.

Lab coat.

Dust respirator. Be sure to use an

approved/certified respirator or

equivalent.

Safety glasses.

 

Section 16: Other Information

References: Not available.

Other Special Considerations: Not available.

Created: 10/11/2005 11:40 AM

Last Updated: 11/06/2008 12:00 PM