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MSDS - Castor Oil - Ricinus Communis - Carrier Oil


CASTOR OIL
SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS)

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

1.1

Product Identifier 

Product Name 

Castor Oil   

Biological Definition

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil is the fixed oil obtained from the seeds of Castor, Ricinus communis, Euphorbiaceae. 

INCI Name

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil

Synonyms & Trade Names

Castor Oil

CAS-No

8001-79-4

EC No.

232-293-8

EINECS No.

232-293-8

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   

 

None.

Signal Word

None.

Contains

Contains no hazardous substances.

Hazard Statements

 

None.

Precautionary Statements

 

None.

Supplementary Precautionary Statements

 

None.

2.3

Other Hazards 

PBT or vPvB according to Annex XIII

No additional data available.

Adverse physio-chemical properties

None.

Adverse effects on human health

None.

03. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1

Substances

 

100% Ricinus Communis Seed OilCas No: 8001-79-4Not classed as a hazardous substance.

04. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1

Description of first aid measures

Inhalation 

Not applicable.

 Ingestion

If large amounts are swallowed, give water to drink and seek medical advice.

Skin Contact 

Wash skin with soap and water.

Eye Contact   

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

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

 

No additional data available.

05. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES

5.1 

Extinguishing Media

 

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

 

5.2 

Special hazards arising from the product

 

Keep free of ignition sources.

5.3 

Advice for firefighters

 

No additional data available.

06. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

 

No additional data available.

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.

 

Cover with an inert, inorganic, non-combustible absorbent material (e.g dry-lime, sand, soda ash). Place in covered containers and dispose of in accordance with current laws and regulations. Wash with soap and water to prevent slip hazard.

6.4 

Reference to other sections

 

Section 8 and section 13.

07. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 

Precautions for safe handling

 

Keep away from strong Oxidizing agents, sources of ignition and open flames.

7.2 

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

 

Store in a cool, dry location, in a sealed container.

7.3 

Specific end use(s) 

 

No additional data available.

08. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 

Control parameters 

 

No additional data available.

8.2 

Exposure controls 

Protective Equipment

 

 

Process Conditions 

No additional data available.

Engineering Measures

Evaluate need based on application. Slip proof shoes may be worn where spills occur.

Respiratory Equipment

Not normally required.

Hand Protection

Gloves should be worn.

Eye Protection

Safety glasses should be worn.

Other Protection

No additional data available.

Hygiene Measures

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

Personal Protection 

Use personal protection according to Directive 89/686/EEC.

Skin Protection 

No additional data available.

Environmental Exposure Controls 

Avoid discharging into drainage water.

09. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 

Information on basic physical and chemical properties 

Appearance

Clear liquid, greenish yellow. 

Colour

Greenish yellow

Odour

Characteristic

Relative Density

0.957  -  0.969 @ 20°C

Flash Point (°C)

~ 229

Refractive Index

1.477  -  1.481 @ 20°C

Melting Point (°C)

-10.0

Boiling Point (°C)

313.0

Vapour Pressure

No additional data available.

Solubility in Water @20°C

No additional data available.

Auto-ignition temperature (°C)

449.0

9.2 

Other information 

 

No additional data available.

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 

Reactivity

 

Stable under normal operating conditions.

10.2 

Chemical stability

 

Stable under normal temperature conditions.

 

10.3 

Possible hazardous reactions

 

None under normal use conditions.

10.4 

Conditions to Avoid

 

No additional data available.

10.5 

Incompatible materials

 

Keep away from strong Oxidizing agents, sources of ignition and open flames.

10.6 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

 

Carbon Dioxide & Carbon Monoxide may form when heated to decomposition.

11. TOXOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 

Information on toxicological effects 

 

Acute Toxicity

No toxic effect.

 

Skin corrosion / irritation

Not expected to be an irritant.

 

Serious eye damage / irritation

Not expected to be an irritant.

 

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

 

No additional data available.

12.2 

Persistence & degradability

 

No additional data available.

12.3 

Bioaccumulation Potential

 

No additional data available.

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 at an authorised disposal facility. Product remainders should not intrude soil or waters.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

14.1 

UN number

 

UN No. Road

Not bound by transport regulations. 

 

UN No. SEA

Not bound by transport regulations. 

 

UN No. AIR

Not bound by transport regulations. 

14.2 

UN proper shipping name

 

No additional data available. 

14.3 

Transport hazard class(es)

 

No additional data available. 

14.4 

Packing group

 

No additional data available.

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).

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

 

An assessment has not been executed.

16. OTHER INFORMATION

Hazard and/or Precautionary Statements in Full

None.

Other Information

None.

Revision Date

30/08/2016

Reason for revision

New SDS

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.