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OLEIC ACID

ICSC: 1005

9-Octadecenoic acid
9,10-Octadecenoic acid
Oleinic acid
cis-9-Octadecenoic acid
C18H34O2 / C8H17CH=CH(CH2)7COOH
Molecular mass: 282.5
ICSC #    1005
CAS #     112-80-1
RTECS # RG2275000
May 03, 2002 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION See Notes.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Wash away spilled liquid with plenty of water.
Separated from strong bases.

ICSC: 1005 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

OLEIC ACID

ICSC: 1005

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , TURNS YELLOW TO BROWN ON EXPOSURE TO AIR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance is a weak acid.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK:
Carcinogen category: 3A
(DFG 2008).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes and the skin .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Decomposes below boiling point
Melting point: 13.4°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.89
Solubility in water, g/100 ml:
none
Flash point: 189°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 363°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 7.73 (estimated)

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA


N O T E S

The substance can be absorbed by ingestion, but no harmful effects have been found.
NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0;
Card has been partially updated in November 2008: see Occupational Exposure Limits.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1005 OLEIC ACID
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.
 
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