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MSDS - Virgin Coconut Oil (organic) - Cocos nucifera - Carrier Oil


VIRGIN COCONUT OIL (ORGANIC)
SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS)

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

1.1

Product Identifier 

Product Name 

Coconut Oil Virgin Organic

Biological Definition

Cocos Nucifera Oil is the fixed oil extracted from the dried endosperm of organic Cocos nucifera, Palmaceae The coconut flesh is ground and then pressed.

INCI Name

Cocos Nucifera Oil

Synonyms & Trade Names

-

CAS-No

8001-31-8

EC No.

232-282-8

EINECS No.

232-282-8

1.2

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

 

Component of food, animal food, cosmetic products pharmaceutical products, technical applications.

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

No additional data available.

Adverse effects on human health

No additional data available.

03. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1

Substances

 

100%  Cocos Nucifera Oil – CAS# 8001-31-8. 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

No adverse effects expected.  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 burning material.

5.2 

Special hazards arising from the product

 

This product is made up of inflammable material with low risk The product may only form ignitable mixtures or burn only upon heating above the flash point. However, minor contamination by lightly volatile hydrocarbons may in-crease the hazard. Ignition hazard at welding at the empty container.

Dangerous combustion residues: smoke, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide. 

5.3 

Advice for firefighters

 

In case of fire; use respirator.

06. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

 

Avoid contact with skin eyes and clothes. Note that spillages constitute a slipping hazard. Use individual protective equipment (safety glasses, waterproof-boots, suitable protective clothing) in case of major spillages.

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 away from sources of ignition. 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

 

No special measure required.

Process Conditions 

No special measure required.

Engineering Measures

No special measure required.

Respiratory Equipment

No special measure required.

Hand Protection

No special measure required.

Eye Protection

No special measure required.

Other Protection

No special measure required.

Hygiene Measures

No special measure required.

Personal Protection 

No special measure required.

Skin Protection 

No special measure required.

Environmental Exposure Controls 

Avoid discharging into drainage water.

09. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 

Information on basic physical and chemical properties 

Appearance

White semi solid mass. Clear and bright when melted.  

Colour

White.

Odour

Characteristic of coconut.

Relative Density

No additional data available.

Flash Point (°C)

>200 

Refractive Index

1.448  -  1.452 @ 40°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 oil and ethanol.

Auto-ignition temperature (°C)

No additional data available.

9.2 

Other information 

 

No additional data available.

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 

Reactivity

 

Oxidises with atmospheric oxygen forming free fatty acids.

10.2 

Chemical stability

 

Stable under the recommended handling and storage conditions.

10.3 

Possible hazardous reactions

 

Reacts with oxidants.

10.4 

Conditions to Avoid

 

Keep away from ignition sources, high temperatures (especially near flash point) and open flames.

10.5 

Incompatible materials

 

Avoid contact with strong acids, alkalis and oxidising agents.

10.6 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

 

Does not decompose at proper handling.

11. TOXOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 

Information on toxicological effects 

 

Acute Toxicity

In compliance with generally accepted uses and quantities are no negative impacts to be expected.

LD50 oral: not determined

LD50 dermal: not determined

LC50: not determined

Inhalation: There is not expected negative impact.

Ingestion: There is not expected negative impact.

Skin contact: There is not expected negative impact.

Eye contact: There is not expected negative impact.

 

Skin corrosion / irritation

In compliance with generally accepted uses and quantities are no negative impacts to be expected.

 

Serious eye damage / irritation

In compliance with generally accepted uses and quantities are no negative impacts to be expected.

 

Respiratory or skin sensitisation

In compliance with generally accepted uses and quantities are no negative impacts to be expected.

 

Germ Cell Mutagenicity

No expected negative impact.

 

Carcinogenicity

No expected negative impact.

 

Reproductive toxicity

No expected negative impact.

 

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

 

Readily 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

 

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

 

No additional data available.

16. OTHER INFORMATION

Hazard and/or Precautionary Statements in Full

None  -  non hazardous product.

Other Information

None

Revision Date

29/06/2015 

Reason for revision

New SDS

Rev No/Repl, SDS Generated

01

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