Cumin oils

  • Cuminum cyminum
Description
Yellow-amber liquid with a fatty, aromatoc odor. Spicy, faintly pungent flavor
Uses
Used in perfumery, flavoring cheese, meats, flavoring in indian curry powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8014-13-9
RTECS
GS1305000
RTECS class
Mutagen; Natural Product; Primary Irritant
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Density
0.908 - 0.958 g/mL (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.4940 - 1.5160 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep well closed, cool and protected from light.

Fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Heartburn, epigastric and oral pain, reflux, nausea vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea may occur. The fats, waxes, and oils may contribute to nausea and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Vertigo, ataxia, drowsiness, and coma may occur. CNS depression may have a rapid onset (30 minutes), or be delayed for up to 4 hours. May be up to 3 days in duration. Dizziness, giddiness, and disorientation usually occur in the first 30 minutes.
   Skin
Causes irritation.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Consider gastric lavage after ingestion of a potentially life-threatening amount of poison if it can be performed soon after ingestion (generally within 1 hour). Administer charcoal as a slurry 240 mL water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents, 25 to 50 g in children (1 to 12 years), and 1 g/kg in infants less than 1 year old. Immediate dilution with milk or water may be of benefit in caustic or irritant chemical ingestions.
   Inhalation
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with inhaled beta2 agonist and oral or parenteral corticosteroids.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician may need to examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
   Eyes
Irrigate eye for at least 20 minutes with water or saline. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

Transport.