MSDS Castor Oil

Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification

Contact Information :

FHS Supply, Inc. 244 Bethel Hill Rd Clover,  SC  29710

  • PH:  1-800-742-8484
  • PH:  1-803-222-7488
  • Fax:  1-803-222-7285
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Product Name: Castor Oil

NA# / UN#:  Not applicable

CAS#:    8001-79-4

RTECS:  FI4100000

TSCA:  TSCA 8(b) inventory:  Castor Oil

CI#:  Not applicable

Synonym:  Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil

Chemical Name:  Castor Oil

Chemical Formula:  Not Available

Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients


Toxicological Data on Ingredients:   Not applicable.   There are no known hazardous substances contained in this product.

Section 3: Hazards Identification

Potential Acute Health Effects:

Skin:  Non-Hazardous, may cause skin irritation.

Eyes:  eye contact (irritant)

Ingestion:  Ingestion of a dose of 15 – 50g (adult) will act as mild purgative.  Large quantities may

give rise to nausea, spasmodic intestinal pain, abdominal pain, vomiting, or colic.

Inhalation:  Inhalation is Unlikely

Potential Chronic Health Effects:


MUTAGENIC Effects:  Not available.


DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY:  Not available.  Repeated or prolonged exposure is not known to aggravate medical condition.

Section 4: First Aid Measures

Eye Contact:

Check for and remove any contact lenses.  Immediately flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes, keep eyelids open.  Cold water may be used.  Get medical attention, if irritation continues.

Skin Contact:

Wash with soap and water.  Cover the irritated skin with emollient.  Get medical attention if irritation develops

Serious Skin Contact:  Not available


If inhaled, remove to fresh air.  If not breathing, give artificial respiration.  If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.  Get medical attention.

Serious Inhalation:  Not available


If swallowed, do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel.  Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.  Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt, or waistband.  If large quantities of this product are swallowed, get medical attention.

Serious Ingestion:  Not available

Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data

Flammability of the Product:  may be combustible at high temperature

 Auto-Ignition Temperature:  449°C  (840.2°F)

 Flash Points:  OPEN CUP:  230°C  (446°F).

 Flammable Limits:  Not available

 Products of Combustion:  Not available

Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:

Slightly flammable in presence of open flames and sparks, of heat.  Non-flammable in presence of shocks.

Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:

Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact:  Not available.  Risk of Explosive in presence of static discharge:  Not available.

Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:

SMALL FIRE:  Use DRY chemical powder.

LARGE FIRE:  Use water spray, fog, foam.  Do Not use water jet.

Special Remarks on Fire Hazards:  Not available

Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards:  Not available

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

Small Spill:

Absorb with an inert dry material and place in an appropriate waste disposal container.

Large Spill:

Absorb with inert dry material and place in an appropriate waste disposal container.  Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system.

Section 7: Handling and Storage


Keep away from heat.  Keep away from sources of ignition.  Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate the residue under a fume hood.  Ground all equipment containing material.  Do not breath gas/fumes/vapor/spray.


Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.  Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use.  Do not store above 24°C (75.2°F).  Prevent from freezing.

Section 8: Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

Engineering Controls:

Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne concentrations of vapors below their respective threshold limit value.  Ensure the eyewash stations and safety showers are proximal to the work-station location.

Personal Protection:

Safety glasses.  Lab Coat.

Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:

Splash goggles.  Full suit.  Boots.  Gloves.  Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product.

Exposure Limits:  Not available

Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical state and appearance:  thick yellow Liquid

 Odor:  Characteristic (slight)

 Taste:  Arcrid/Nauseating (slight).

 Molecular Weight:  Not available

 Color:  light yellow

 pH:  (1% soln/water):  6-7

 Boiling Point:  313°C  (595.4°F)

 Melting / Freezing Point:  -12.2°C   (10°F)

 Critical Temperature:  Not available

 Specific Gravity:  0.962 @ 15°C  (Water=1)

 Vapor Pressure:  Not available

 Vapor Density:  Not available

 Volatility:  Not available

 Odor Threshold:  Not available

 Water/Oil Dist. Coeff:  Not available

 Ionicity (in water):  Not available

 Dispersion Properties:  See solubility in water, methanol, diethyl ether.


soluble in methanol, diethyl ether, chloroform, glacial acetic acid, benzene, carbon disulfide.  Insoluble in cold water.

Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data

Stability:  The product is stable

Instability Temperature:  Not available

Conditions of Instability:  Excess heat, incompatible materials

Incompatibility with various substances:  Not available.

Corrosivity:  Non-corrosive in presence of glass.

Special Remarks on Reactivity:

Has excellent keeping qualities.  Does not turn rancid unless subjected to excessive heat.  Should be protected from freezing.

Special Remarks on Corrosivity:  Not available.

Polymerization:  will not occur.

Section 11: Toxicological Information

Routes of Entry:  Absorbed through skin.  Eye contact.                                         

Toxicity to Animals:

LD50:  Not available  LC50: Not available

Chronic Effects on Humans:  Not available

Other Effects on Humans:

Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.

Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals:  Not available

Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans:  Not available

Special Remarks on Toxicity to Humans:

Acute potential health effects:  Skin: May cause skin irritation.  Eyes: May cause eye irritation.  Ingestion: May cause digestive tract irritation.  It is considered a purgative and stimulates smooth muscle of the digestive tract.  Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation.

Section 12: Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity:  Not available

BOD5 and COD:  Not available

Products of Biodegradation:

Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely.  However, long term degradation products may arise. 

Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation:  Not available 

Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation:  Not available

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

Waste Disposal:

Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state, and local environmental control regulations.

Section 14: Transport Information


Proper Shipping Name:  Castor Oil

US DOT Classification:  Not Applicable.  Not a DOT controlled material (United States).

Packing Group:  Not applicable

NA# / UN#:  Not applicable


Proper Shipping Name:  Castor Oil

IMO Classification:  Not Applicable.  Not Regulated.

Packing Group:  Not applicable

NA# / UN#:  Not Applicable

Reportable Quantity:  Not Applicable

North American Emergency Response Guide (EMR) Number:   Not Available

Transport Emergency Card:  Not available

Special Provisions for Transport:  Not available.

Section 15: Other Regulatory Information

Federal and State Regulations:

TSCA 8(b) inventory:  Castor Oil

Other Regulations:

EINECS: This produce is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances.

Other Classifications:

WHMIS (Canada):

Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada)


This Product is not classified according to EU regulations.  Not Applicable.


                Health Hazard:  1

                Fire Hazard:  1

                Reactivity:  0

                Personal Protection:  a 

National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.)

                Health:  0

                Flammability:  1

                Reactivity:  0

                Specific Hazard:

Protective Equipment:

Not applicable.  Lab coat.  Safety glasses.

Section 16: Other Information

References:  Not available

Other Special Considerations:  Not available

Created:  11/09/2015  12:00 PM

Last Updated:  11/09/2015  12:00 PM

The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best information currently available to us.  However, we make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use.  Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes.  In no event shall FHS Supply, Inc. be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, howsoever arising, even if FHS Supply, Inc. has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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