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CASTOR OIL

ICSC: 1452

Ricinus oil
ICSC #    1452
CAS #     8001-79-4
RTECS # FI4100000
June 05, 2003 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION


 •SKIN


 •EYES


 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Collect leaking liquid in covered containers.


ICSC: 1452 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.

CASTOR OIL

ICSC: 1452

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
VISCOUS COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:


EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the gastrointestinal tract .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 313°C
Melting point: -10 to -18°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.96
Solubility in water: very poor
Flash point: 229°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 448°C

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA


N O T E S

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1452 CASTOR OIL
(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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