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CASTOR OIL
ICSC: 1452
Peer-Review Status: 05.06.2003 Validated
Ricinus oil 
CAS #: 8001-79-4 RTECS #: FI4100000
EINECS #: 232-293-8
   

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation      
Skin      
Eyes      
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.   

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in covered containers.    
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS VISCOUS 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 ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 313°C
Melting point: -10 - -18°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.96
Solubility in water: very poor
Flash point: 229°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 448°C  
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Castor Oil (WHO Food Additives Series 14)
       CASTOR OIL (JECFA Evaluation)