Oils, palm

  • Palm butter
  • Palm oil
Formula
Unspecified
Description
Orange-red liquid or solid with a pleasant odor. Contains principally glycerides of palmitic, oleic, and linoleic acids.
Uses
In manufacture of soap, candles, lubricant.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8002-75-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-316-1
RTECS
RJ3696300
RTECS class
Reproductive Effector
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8596
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Melting point, °C
26.7
Density
0.906 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
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
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Interaction with caustic solutions Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products.

Fire.
Autoignition, °C
315
Fire fighting
Fire Extinguishing Agents Not to Be Used: Water or foam may cause frothing; water may be ineffective.Fire Extinguishing Agents: Foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide
Health
0
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
Oil is essentially nontoxic; may cause mild irritation of eyes.
   Skin
See inhalation.
   Eyes
See inhalation

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting.
   Inhalation
Although inhalation of common dust may not be considered toxic, it is certainly a hazard if there is inhalation of too many particles. Individuals should be removed from exposure to too high a concentration of even relatively non-toxic substances.
   Skin
Foreign materials spilled on the skin may not represent a toxic or irritation hazard in small quantities, but may produce adverse effects if applied in large quantities or if used over a significant period of time. Whenever possible, foreign materials should be removed from the skin with simple washing. Should skin irritation or erythema occur, a patient may wish to seek medical assistance.
   Eyes
Flush with water for at least 15 min.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
OPM
 
IMO Chemical Code
18
IMO Pollution Category
D