Coconut Oil (fatty acid) MSDS
Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Coconut oil (fatty acid)
Catalog Codes: SLC1198
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
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
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.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get
Serious Inhalation: Not available.
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: 216°C (420.8°F).
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
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
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
Section 7: Handling and Storage
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
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.
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
It is a hard brittle crystalline solid at temperatures
below 15 deg. C.)
Odorless or slight odor characteristic of Coconut.
Tasteless or slight taste characteristic of
Molecular Weight: Not available.
Color: White to yellowish.
pH (1% soln/water): Not applicable.
Boiling Point: >450°C (842°F)
Melting Point: 21°C (69.8°F) - 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.
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
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
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental
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.
WHMIS (Canada): Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada).
This product is not classified according
to the EU regulations.
Health Hazard: 1
Fire Hazard: 1
Personal Protection: E
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or
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