Fir needle oil

  • Abies alba oil
  • Abies excelsa oil
  • Abies oil
  • Abies picea oil
  • Balsam fir oil
Formula
Mixture
Description
Clear, pale yellow to green liquid with a pine scent.
Uses
Odorant.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8021-28-1
RTECS
EX2100000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
EPA OPP
129035
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula mass
PRC
Density
abies alba oil 0.867-0.878 g/cm3 (25 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly sealed in a cool, dry location. Do not expose to temperatures over 35 C.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
None is normally required. If needed, use a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator of SCBA.
Small spills/leaks
Use appropriate protective equipment. Provide ventilation. Cover with intert material. Sweep or scoop up and place in approved container for disposal.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
>27
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Health
0
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Listlessness, ataxia, somnolence, delirium, headache, weakness, and syncope may progress to coma. Transient CNS excitement may be seen with non-fatal doses. No data were available to assess the potential effects of exposure to this agent during pregnancy or lactation.
   Ingestion
Nausea, vomiting (which may be bloody), diarrhea, and cramping may occur.
   Inhalation
The breath may have the odor of violets. Various respiratory symptoms have occurred. Respiratory arrested occurred in one infant. Pneumonitis may occur from aspiration. Cough and respiratory depression are possible after ingestion; occupational asthma and pulmonary edema are less common findings.
   Skin
Causes irritation.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
   Eyes
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.

Transport.