Linseed oil

  • Flaxseed oil
  • Linseed oil, bleached
  • Oleum lini
Formula
Unspecified
Description
Light yellow to dark yellow oily liquid. Contains principally glycerides of linolenic, linoleic, oleic and palmitic acid.
Uses
In oilcloths, linoleum, printing inks, artificial rubber, tracing cloth, tanning & enameling leather, applied to paper & fabrics to render them waterproof & tough, emollient.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8001-26-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-278-6
RTECS
OI9690000
RTECS class
Natural Product; Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
EPA OPP
31603
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7795
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula mass
Not available
Melting point, °C
-18.9
Boiling point, °C
343
Density
0.932 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact with oxidizing materials.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Do not ingest or inhale. Wash clothing before reuse.
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 gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective gloves 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
Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Remove all sources of ignition. Absorb spill using an absorbent, non-combustible material such as earth, sand, or vermiculite. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Nitric acid, chlorine, strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Autoignition, °C
343
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. Will burn if involved in a fire. Extinguishing media: Use dry chemical to fight fire. Use carbon dioxide.
Fire potential
This chemical is combustible.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
May cause allergic skin reaction in some individuals.
   Ingestion
Aspiration hazard. Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation. Aspiration of material into the lungs may cause chemical pneumonitis, which may be fatal.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
Prolonged and/or repeated contact may cause irritation and/or dermatitis. May cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material.
   Eyes
Contact may cause transient eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. 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. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
OLS
 
33 Misc. hydrocarbon mixtures
IMO Chemical Code
18
IMO Pollution Category
D