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CASTOR OIL ICSC: 1452
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

Ricinus oil
CAS # 8001-79-4
RTECS # FI4100000
UN #
EC #
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 PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in covered containers.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE


IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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CASTOR OIL ICSC: 1452
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
VISCOUS COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
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: 313C
Melting point: -10 to -18C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.96
Solubility in water: very poor
Flash point: 229C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 448C
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999