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MSDS - May Chang - Litsea cubeba - Essential Oil


MAY CHANG (Litsea cubeba) ESSENTIAL OIL
SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS)

01.  IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION & THE COMPANY/UNDERTAKING

1.1

Product Identifier 

Product Name 

Litsea Cubeba Oil

Biological Definition

Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil is the volatile oil obtained from the berries of the Litsea cubeba, Lauraceae

INCI Name

Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil

Synonyms & Trade Names

Litsea Cubeba ext. May Chang Oil

CAS-No

68855-99-2 / 90063-59-5

EC No.

290-018-7

EINECS No.

290-018-7

1.2

Relative identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

 

Industrial use only.  Only for professional use.

1.3

Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet 

 

Essential Oils Direct Ltd  13 Parkside Industrial Estate,  Royton, Oldham OL2 6DS - Reg No 04199912 

1.4 

Emergency Tel. No.  

+ 44 (0) 161 633 3952

02. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

2.1

Classification of the substance or mixture 

 

The full text for all hazard statements is displayed in section 16.

 

Human health

May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. The product is irritating to eyes and skin.

 

Environment

The product contains a substance which is toxic to aquatic organisms and which may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Hydrocarbon Content 19%

Classification (EC 1272/2008)

 

Physical and Chemical Hazards: Not classified.

Human health: Skin Irrit. 2 - H315; Eye Irrit. 2 - H319; Skin Sens. 1 - H317; Asp. Tox. 1 - H304

Environment: Aquatic Chronic 2 - H411

2.2 

Label Elements 

Label in accordance with (EC) No 1272/2008   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   GHS08           GHS07          GHS09

   

 

Signal Word

Danger

Contains

Geranial, Neral, (S)-p-mentha-1,8-diene, (+)-Citronellal, Sabinene, 1, 8 cineole, 1,alpha-(-)-Pinene, Geraniol, Nerol, ß-(+)-Citronellol

Hazard Statements

 

H304                May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.

H315                Causes skin irritation.

H317                May cause an allergic skin reaction.

H319                Causes serious eye irritation.

H411                Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Precautionary Statements

 

P273 Avoid release to the environment.

P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.

P301+P310 IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.

P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water.

P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove

contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

P331 Do NOT induce vomiting.

Supplementary Precautionary Statements

 

P261 Avoid breathing vapour/spray.

P264 Wash contaminated skin thoroughly after handling.

P272 Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.

P321 Specific treatment (see medical advice on this label).

P332+P313 If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

P333+P313 If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

P337+P313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

P362+P364 Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.

P391 Collect spillage.

P405 Store locked up.

P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with national regulations.

2.3

Other Hazards 

PBT or vPvB according to Annex XIII

No additional data available.

Adverse physio-chemical properties

No additional data available.

Adverse effects on human health

No additional data available.

03. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.2

Mixtures

 

24.84 - 43.0% Geranial CAS-No: 141-27-5 EC No: 205-476-5

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);Skin Irrit. 2 - H315,  Skin Sens. 1 - H317

 

 

20.24 - 35.0% Neral CAS-No: 106-26-3 EC No: 203-379-2

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);Skin Irrit. 2 - H315,  Skin Sens. 1 - H317

 

 

2.3 - 18.0% (S)-p-mentha-1,8-dieneCAS-No: 5989-54-8 EC No: 227-815-6

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);M factor (Acute) = 1,  M factor (Chronic) = 1

Flam. Liq. 3 - H226,  Skin Irrit. 2 - H315,  Skin Sens. 1 - H317

Aquatic Acute 1 - H400,  Aquatic Chronic 1 - H410

 

 

0.01 - 7.0% (+)-Citronellal  CAS-No: 2385-77-5 EC No: 219-194-5

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008); Skin Irrit. 2 - H315,   Eye Irrit. 2 - H319,  Skin Sens. 1B - H317

 

 

0.2 - 2.0% Sabinene CAS-No: 3387-41-5EC No: 222-212-4

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);M factor (Acute) = 1

Flam. Liq. 3 - H226,   Skin Irrit. 2 - H315,   Eye Irrit. 2 - H319

Skin Sens. 1 - H317,   STOT SE 3 - H335,   Aquatic Acute 1 - H400

 

 

0.74 - 1.8% 7-methyl-3-methyleneocta-1,6-dieneCAS-No: 123-35-3EC No: 204-622-5

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);Flam. Liq. 3 - H226,  Skin Irrit. 2 - H315,  Eye Irrit. 2 - H319

Asp. Tox. 1 - H304

 

 

0.01 - 2.2% Verbenol CAS-No: 473-67-6EC No: 207-470-8

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);Skin Irrit. 2 - H315

 

 

0.31 -  1.7%  1, 8 cineole CAS-No:470-82-6EC No: 207-431-5

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);Flam. Liq. 3 - H226,   Skin Sens. 1B - H317

 

 

1.0 - 5.0% 1,alpha-(-)-Pinene CAS-No:7785-26-4EC No: 232-077-3

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);M factor (Chronic) = 1

Flam. Liq. 3 - H226,   Skin Irrit. 2 - H315,   Eye Irrit. 2 - H319

Skin Sens. 1 - H317,   STOT SE 3 - H335,   Aquatic Chronic 1 - H410

 

 

0.01 -  2.9% Geraniol CAS-No:106-24-1EC No: 203-377-1

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);Skin Irrit. 2 - H315,   Eye Dam. 1 - H318,   Skin Sens. 1 - H317

 

 

0.01- 5.0% 6-Methyl-5-hepten-2-one CAS-No:110-93-0EC No: 203-816-7

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);Flam. Liq. 3 - H226

 

 

0.01 -  3.3% Linalool CAS-No:126-91-0EC No: 204-811-2

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);Skin Irrit. 2 - H315,   Eye Irrit. 2 - H319,   STOT SE 3 - H335

 

 

0.01 - 3.0% Beta Caryophyllene CAS-No: 87-44-5 EC No: 201-746-1

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);Asp. Tox. 1 - H304

 

 

0.18 - 1.2% Nerol CAS-No: 106-25-2 EC No: 203-378-7

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008);Skin Irrit. 2 - H315,   Eye Irrit. 2 - H319,   Skin Sens. 1 - H317

 

 

0.01 - 1.5% ß-(+)-CitronellolCAS-No: 1117-61-9 EC No: 214-250-5

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Skin Irrit. 2 - H315, Eye Irrit. 2 - H319, Skin Sens. 1B - H317

 

 

04. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1

Description of first aid measures

Inhalation 

Move affected person to fresh air at once. Get medical attention if any discomfort continues.

 

 Ingestion

Rinse mouth thoroughly with water. Do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately.

 

Skin Contact 

Remove contaminated clothing immediately and wash skin with soap and water.

 

Eye Contact   

Rinse eyes thoroughly with lukewarm water for at least 15 minutes. Do not allow the person affected to rub or close their eyes. If the injured person uses contact lenses, these should be removed unless they are stuck to the eyes, as this could cause further damage. In all cases, after cleaning, a doctor should be consulted as quickly as possible with the SDS of the product.

4.2

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

 

No additional data available.

4.3

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

 

Treat symptomatically.

05. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES

5.1 

Extinguishing Media

 

Extinguishing media: Use as appropriate: Carbon dioxide (CO2), Foam, dry chemical powder.

 

Unsuitable extinguishing media: Do not use water, if avoidable.

 

5.2 

Special hazards arising from the product

 

In case of fire, the following can be released: carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), smoke, soot. 

 

5.3 

Advice for firefighters

 

Special Fire Fighting Procedures

Avoid breathing fire gases or vapours. Containers close to fire should be removed or cooled with water.

Protective equipment for fire-fighters

Use protective equipment appropriate for surrounding materials.

06. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

 

Ensure adequate ventilation of the working area, evacuate personnel to safe area, wear suitable protective equipment. No smoking, sparks, flames or other sources of ignition near spillage. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of vapours.

6.2 

Environmental Precautions

 

Do not discharge into drains, water courses or onto the ground.

6.3 

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up.

 

Cover with inert, inorganic, non-combustible material (e.g. dry-lime, sand, soda ash). Place in covered containers and dispose of in accordance with local authority guidelines.

6.4 

Reference to other sections

 

For waste disposal, see Section 13.

07. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 

Precautions for safe handling

 

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not breathe vapours. Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. Use only in well ventilated areas.

7.2 

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

 

Store in tightly-closed, original container in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.

7.3 

Specific end use(s) 

 

No additional data available.

08. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 

Control parameters 

 

7-methyl-3-methyleneocta-1,6-diene (CAS: 123-35-3)

DNEL Workers - Dermal; Long term systemic effects: 0.83 mg/kg

Workers - Inhalation; Long term systemic effects: 5.83 mg/m³

General population - Dermal; Long term systemic effects: 0.42 mg/kg

General population - Inhalation; Long term systemic effects: 1.25 mg/m³

PNEC - STP; 0.2 mg/l

- Soil; 1.015 mg/kg

- Fresh water; 0.00028 mg/l

- Marine water; 0.0008 mg/l

- Sediment (Freshwater); 5.022 mg/kg

- Sediment (Marine water); 0.502 mg/kg

 

1, 8 cineole (CAS: 470-82-6)

DNEL Workers - Dermal; Long term systemic effects: 2 mg/kg

General population - Oral; Long term systemic effects: 600 mg/kg

General population - Dermal; Long term systemic effects: 1 mg/kg

General population - Inhalation; Long term systemic effects: 1.74 mg/m³

PNEC - STP; 10 mg/l

- Soil; 0.2 mg/kg

- Intermittent release; 0.57 mg/l

- Fresh water; 0.057 mg/l

- Marine water; 0.0057 mg/l

- Sediment (Freshwater); 0.06732 mg/kg

- Sediment (Marine water); 0.00673 mg/kg

 

8.2 

Exposure controls 

Protective Equipment

 

Process Conditions 

Provide eyewash station.

Engineering Measures

Provide adequate ventilation.

Respiratory Equipment

Generally unnecessary in a well ventilated area. If ventilation is insufficient, respiratory protection must be worn.

Hand Protection

To protect hands from chemicals, gloves should comply with European Standard EN374.

Eye Protection

Personal protective equipment for eye and face protection should comply with European Standard EN166.

Other Protection

Wear appropriate clothing to prevent any possibility of skin contact.

Hygiene Measures

Good personal hygiene practices are always advisable, especially when working with chemicals / oils.

Personal Protection 

No additional data available.

Skin Protection 

Wear apron or protective clothing in case of splashes.

Environmental Exposure Controls 

Avoid discharging into drainage water.

09. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 

Information on basic physical and chemical properties 

Appearance

Mobile Liquid, pale yellow to yellow.

Colour

Pale yellow to yellow.

Odour

Characteristic.

Relative Density

0.882 - 0.905 @ 25°C

Flash Point (°C)

REACH dossier information. 68.3±1°c°C CC (Closed cup).

Refractive Index

1.475 - 1.490 @ 20°C

Melting Point (°C)

REACH dossier information. Litsea Cubeba Oil is a mobile liquid at 20°c and a mobile liquid after 2 days at -20°c. Therefore, it was concluded that the melting point of Litsea Cubeba Oil is <-20°c.

Boiling Point (°C)

REACH dossier information. 83 ± 10°c°C @ 1013 hPa

Vapour Pressure

REACH dossier information. 60.69 Pa @ 25°C

Solubility in Water @20°C

REACH dossier information. The range of water solubilities of the known constituents of Litsea Cubeba oil was found to be 0.5 - 4364 mg/l at 25°c

Auto-ignition temperature (°C)

No additional data available.

9.2 

Other information 

 

No additional data available.

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 

Reactivity

 

No hazardous reactions if stored and handled as prescribed / indicated.

10.2 

Chemical stability

 

Stable under normal conditions.

10.3 

Possible hazardous reactions

 

None known.

10.4 

Conditions to Avoid

 

Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame.

10.5 

Incompatible materials

 

Strong acids. Strong alkalis. Strong oxidising agents.

10.6 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

 

Prolonged or excessive heat and/or exposure to air may cause decomposition or oxidation of the material.

11. TOXOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 

Information on toxicological effects 

 

Acute Toxicity

No additional data available.

 

Skin corrosion / irritation

No additional data available.

 

Serious eye damage / irritation

No additional data available.

 

Respiratory or skin sensitisation

No additional data available.

 

Germ Cell Mutagenicity

No additional data available.

 

Carcinogenicity

No additional data available.

 

Reproductive toxicity

No additional data available.

 

STOT-single exposure

No additional data available.

 

STOT-repeated exposure

No additional data available.

 

Aspiration hazard

No additional data available.

 

Photo-toxicity

No additional data available.

 

Other Information

No additional data available.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 

Toxicity

 

Acute toxicity - fish LL₅₀, 96 hour: 4.2 mg/l, Onchorhynchus mykiss (Rainbow trout)

Acute toxicity
– aquatic invertebratesEL50, 48 hours: 4.2 mg/l, Daphnia magna

12.2 

Persistence & degradability

 

Expected to be readily biodegradable.

12.3 

Bioaccumulation Potential

 

Partition coefficient

REACH dossier information. The log Kow range of Litsea Cubeba oil constituents was found to be 2.06 - 6.3. 16.90% of the constituents has a log Kow >=4

12.4 

Mobility in soil

 

No additional data available.

12.5 

Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment

 

No additional data available.

12.6 

Other adverse effects

 

No additional data available.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 

Waste treatment  methods

 

General information

Dispose of in compliance with all local and national regulations.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

14.1 

UN number

 

UN No. Road

3082

 

UN No. SEA

3082

 

UN No. AIR

3082

14.2 

UN proper shipping name

 

ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE LIQUID N.O.S.

14.3 

Transport hazard class(es)

 

ADR/RID/ADN Class 9

ADR/RID Classification CodeM6

ADR Label 9

IMDG Class 9

ICAO Class/Division 9

AND Class9

 

 

14.4 

Packing group

 

ADR/RID/ADN Packing group III

IMDG Packing group III

ICAO Packing group III

14.5 

Environmental hazards

 

Environmentally Hazardous Substance/Marine Pollutant

 

 

14.6 

Special precautions for user

 

EMS F-A-S-F

ADR Transport Category3

Emergency Action Code •3Z

ADR/RID Hazard ID Number90

Tunnel Restriction Code (E)

14.7 

Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC code

 

No additional data available.

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

15.1 

Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

 

EU legislation

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (as amended).

Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (as amended).

Guidance

CHIP for everyone HSG228.

15.2 

Chemical safety assessment

 

No additional information available.

16. OTHER INFORMATION

Hazard and/or Precautionary Statements in Full

H226 Flammable liquid and vapour.

H304 May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.

H315 Causes skin irritation.

H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.

H318 Causes serious eye damage.

H319 Causes serious eye irritation.

H335 May cause respiratory irritation.

H400 Very toxic to aquatic life.

H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

H411 Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Other Information

None

Revision Date

01/09/2016 

Reason for revision

Updated SDS from supplier.

Rev No/Repl, SDS Generated

01

DISCLAIMER: This information relates only to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination with any other materials or in any process. Such information is, to the best of the company's knowledge and belief, accurate and reliable as of the date indicated. However, no warranty guarantee or representation is made to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. It is the user's responsibility to satisfy himself as to the suitability of such information for his own particular use.

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