Vegetable oil

  • Edible vegetable oil
Formula
Unspecified
Description
Light yellow, viscous oil with little or no odor.
Uses
Paints (as drying oils), shortenings, salad dressings, margarine, soaps, rubber softeners, dietary supplements, pesticide carriers.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8008-89-7
RTECS
ZA5800160
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA

Properties.

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry location in a sealed container.
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 typically required. Used NIOSH dust/mist respirator if required.
Small spills/leaks
Cover with inert material. Scoop up and place in disposal container.
Stability
Because of high deg of unsaturation, vegetable oils are quite difficult to stabilize with normal quant of antioxidants where max shelf life of shortening is required, combinations of BHA, BHT, and propyl gallate with citric acid useful additives.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
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
The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Even though a substance may be considered non-toxic for the amount ingested or packaged, it should not be considered as non-toxic in any amounts. Even ingestions of various foodstuffs can cause adverse symptoms if large amounts are eaten (green apples, garlic, onion). The most important fact to remember is to treat the patient not the poison, especially when the diagnosis is unknown. Knowing that the product is listed as non-toxic helps avoid overtreating the patient or being over zealous in getting a patient to professional medical care. If there is a question of simultaneous ingestion of a product which may be more dangerous, the management on the more toxic agent should be consulted.
   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
Foreign materials in the eye may not cause a toxic reaction, but injury from a foreign body may occur. In such cases, the patient should be observed for eye irritation and should seek medical assistance if the irritation becomes significant.

Transport.
IMO Pollution Category
D