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MSDS - Avocado Unrefined - Persea gratissima - Carrier Oil


AVOCADO OIL (UNREFINED)
SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS)

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

1.1

Product Identifier 

Product Name 

Avocado Oil Unrefined.

Biological Definition

The oil obtained from pressing the fruits of Persea gratissima Gaertn. (syn Persea americana Mill.).

INCI Name

Persea gratissima oil.

Synonyms & Trade Names

Alligator pear oil.

CAS-No

8024-32-6

EC No.

232-428-0

EINECS No.

232-428-0

1.2

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

 

No additional data available.

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 

 

Not classed as a hazardous substance.

Classification (EC 1272/2008)

 

Not classed as a hazardous substance.

2.2 

Label Elements 

Label in accordance with (EC) No 1272/2008   

 

  No labelling required.

Signal Word

None.

Contains

Contains no hazardous substances. Avocado oil is pressed from the fruit pulp and is composed primarily of oleic acid based glycerides & some 10% of unsaponifiable compounds, such as sterols and volatile acids.

Hazard Statements

 

None.

Precautionary Statements

 

None.

Supplementary Precautionary Statements

 

None.

2.3

Other Hazards 

PBT or vPvB according to Annex XIII

No.

Adverse physio-chemical properties

Oil is flammable but of low risk.

Adverse effects on human health

No symptoms known.

03. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1

Substances

 

100% Persea gratissima oil  - Cas No: 8024-32-6 not classed as a hazardous product

04. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1

Description of first aid measures

Inhalation 

Move the exposed person to fresh air at once. Seek medical attention if any discomfort continues.

 Ingestion

Rinse mouth with water. Seek medical attention if any discomfort occurs.

Skin Contact 

Remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin with soap and water. Seek medical attention if any discomfort continues.

Eye Contact   

Immediately flush with plenty of water for up to 15 minutes. Remove any contact lenses and open eyes wide apart. Seek medical attention immediately. Continue to rinse.

4.2

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

 

No symptoms known.

4.3

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

 

None.

05. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES

5.1 

Extinguishing Media

 

Extinguishing media: Carbon dioxide (CO2). Dry Chemical Powder. Foam.

 

Unsuitable extinguishing media: do not use direct water jet on burning material.

5.2 

Special hazards arising from the product

 

No specific hazards.

5.3 

Advice for firefighters

 

Closed containers may build up pressure when exposed to heat and should be cooled with water spray.  Wear protective clothing. Avoid inhalation of vapours.

06. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

 

Use protective gloves, goggles and suitable protective clothing. Remove sources of ignition, provide adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

6.2 

Environmental Precautions

 

Do not discharge into drains, water courses or onto the ground. Dispose of in line with Local authority guidelines.

6.3 

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up.

 

Soak up spillage with sand or other inert material. Transfer soaked material to suitable waste container and dispose according to prevailing regulations. If spillage on water occurs; Remove from the surface with suitable adsorbent material. Disposal according to UK/EU Environmental regulations.

6.4 

Reference to other sections

 

None.

07. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 

Precautions for safe handling

 

Apply good manufacturing practice & industrial hygiene practices, ensuring proper workplace ventilation. Observe good personal hygiene, and do not eat, drink or smoke whilst handling.

7.2 

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

 

Store in tightly closed original container, in a cool (max room temperature) dry & ventilated area away from heat sources. Protect from freezing and direct sunlight. Keep air contact to a minimum. Intrusion into the soil to be avoided.

7.3 

Specific end use(s) 

 

No additional data available.

08. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 

Control parameters 

 

None. 

8.2 

Exposure controls 

Protective Equipment

 

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      Goggles                 Gloves                  Overalls 

Process Conditions 

No special measures required.

Engineering Measures

Provide adequate ventilation.

Respiratory Equipment

Use adequate ventilation, especially wen handling hot oil.

Hand Protection

Use chemically resistant gloves if there is a risk of direct contact or splashing.

Eye Protection

Wear safety goggles or face shield if risk of splashing.

Other Protection

Slip proof shoes may be worn in event of spillages.

Hygiene Measures

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

Personal Protection 

Wear appropriate clothing to prevent possibility of skin contact.

Skin Protection 

Wear appropriate clothing to prevent possibility of skin contact.

Environmental Exposure Controls 

Avoid discharging into drainage water.

09. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 

Information on basic physical and chemical properties 

Appearance

Clear, green to yellowish liquid 

Colour

Green to yellowish.  

Odour

Characteristic

Relative Density

0.912  -  0.923 @ 20°C

Flash Point (°C)

>200°C

Refractive Index

1.468  -  1.476 @ 20°C

Melting Point (°C)

No additional data available.

Boiling Point (°C)

No additional data available.

Vapour Pressure

No additional data available.

Solubility in Water @20°C

Insoluble in water. Soluble in vegetable oils.

Auto-ignition temperature (°C)

No additional data available.

9.2 

Other information 

 

No additional data available.

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 

Reactivity

 

Generally stable. It presents no significant reactivity hazards, by itself or in contact with water.

10.2 

Chemical stability

 

Stable under the recommended handling and storage conditions.

10.3 

Possible hazardous reactions

 

None.

10.4 

Conditions to Avoid

 

Avoid storage temperatures above 25°C.

10.5 

Incompatible materials

 

Avoid contact with strong acids, alkalis and oxidising agents.

10.6 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

 

Does not decompose at proper handling. Liable to cause smoke & acrid fumes during combustion: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide & other non-identified organic compounds may be formed.

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

Not photo toxic.

 

Other Information

None.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 

Toxicity

 

No additional data available.

12.2 

Persistence & degradability

 

Expected to be fully biodegradable.

12.3 

Bioaccumulation Potential

 

Possible.

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

 

Do not allow product to enter streams, sewers or other waterways.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 

Waste treatment  methods

 

Collect and dispose of waste product in accordance with local authority guidelines. Product remainders should not intrude soil or waters.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

14.1 

UN number

 

UN No. Road

Not applicable - Non hazardous product 

 

UN No. SEA

Not applicable - Non hazardous product 

 

UN No. AIR

Not applicable - Non hazardous product 

14.2 

UN proper shipping name

 

Not applicable - Non hazardous product.   

14.3 

Transport hazard class(es)

 

Not applicable - Non hazardous product.   

14.4 

Packing group

 

Not applicable - Non hazardous product.   

14.5 

Environmental hazards

 

No hazard label necessary – non hazardous product. 

14.6 

Special precautions for user

 

See sections 6 8. 

14.7 

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

 

Not defined.

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

15.1 

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

 

Statutory Instruments

The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 (S.I 2009 No. 716).

Approved Code Of Practice

Classification and Labelling of Substances and Preparations Dangerous for Supply.

Guidance Notes

Workplace Exposure Limits EH40. CHIP for everyone HSG 108.

EU Legislation

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), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No  793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC, including amendments.

15.2 

Chemical safety assessment

 

No additional information available.

16. OTHER INFORMATION

Hazard and/or Precautionary Statements in Full

None  -  non hazardous product.

Other Information

None.

Revision Date

23/06/2015 

Reason for revision

New SDS.

Rev No/Repl, SDS Generated

01

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