Copra

  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut butter
  • Coconut palm oil
Formula
C12-15 fatty acid
Description
White or light-yellow to orange semi-solid. Contains principally glycerides of myristic, palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic acids.
Uses
In manufacture chocolate, candies, in baking instead of lard, in candles & night lights, in dyeing cotton, as an ointment base, in hair dressing, in massage.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8001-31-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-282-8
RTECS
GG6040000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
1363
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
EPA OPP
218700
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8594
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Melting point, °C
24.4
Density
0.922 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Surface tension
33.4 g/s2 @ 20 C

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place.
Handling
Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Interaction with caustic solutions Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products Reacts slowly with air to become rancid.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
113
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam.
Fire potential
Flammable/combustible material.
Hazards
May ignite on contact with moist air or moisture. May burn rapidly with flare-burning effect. Some react vigorously or explosively on contact with water. Some may decompose explosively when heated or involved in a fire. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished. Runoff may create fire or explosion hazard.
Combustion products
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. No information reported.
   Eyes
No information reported.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
1363
Response guide
Hazard class
4.2
Packing Group
III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
OCC
 
Std. Transport #
4916122 4916119
 
IMO Pollution Category
C
IMO Hazard code
P