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oleic acid 112-80-1 SAFETY DATA SHEETS

2018.09.04 Category:Company profile Share  


According to Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of

Chemicals (GHS) - Sixth revised edition

Version: 1.0

Creation Date: Aug 10, 2017

Revision Date: Aug 10, 2017


1.1 GHS Product identifier

Product name oleic acid

1.2 Other means of identification

Product number-

Other names oleicacidamide-heptaglycolether

1.3 Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use

Identified uses For industry use only. Surfactants

Uses advised againstno data available

1.4 Supplier's details

1.5 Emergency phone number

Emergency phone number-

Service hours Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours).

2.Hazard identification

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

Not classified.

2.2 GHS label elements, including precautionary statements

Pictogram(s) No symbol.

Signal word No signal word.

Hazard statement(s) none

Precautionary statement(s)

Prevention none

Response none

Storage none

Disposal none

2.3 Other hazards which do not result in classification


3.Composition/information on ingredients

3.1 Substances

Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS numberEC numberConcentration

oleic acid oleic acid 112-80-1 none 100%

4.First-aid measures

4.1 Description of necessary first-aid measures

General advice

Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

If inhaled

Fresh air, rest.

In case of skin contact

Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.

In case of eye contact

First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.

If swallowed

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.

4.2 Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

Industrial use of compound involves no known hazards. Ingestion causes mild irritation of mouth and stomach. Contact with eyes or skin causes

mild irritation. (USCG, 1999)

4.3 Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

/SRP:/ Immediate first aid: Ensure that adequate decontamination has been carried out. If patient is not breathing, start artificial respiration,

preferably with a demand-valve resuscitator, bag-valve-mask device, or pocket mask, as trained. Perform CPR as necessary. Immediately flush

contaminated eyes with gently flowing water. Do not induce vomiting. If vomiting occurs, lean patient forward or place on left side (head-down

position, if possible) to maintain an open airway and prevent aspiration. Keep patient quiet and maintain normal body temperature. Obtain medical

attention. /Organic acids and related compounds/

5.Fire-fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media

Use water spray, dry chemical, foam or carbon dioxide. Water or foam may cause frothing. Water spray may be used to flush spills away from


5.2 Specific hazards arising from the chemical

This chemical is combustible.

5.3 Special protective actions for fire-fighters

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

6.Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel

to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust. For personal protection see section 8.

6.2 Environmental precautions

Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Cover with soda ash or sodium bicarbonate. Mix and add water. Neutralize and drain into a drain with sufficient water.

7.Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.Provide

appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. For precautions see section 2.2.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Separated from strong bases.Keep containers closed and store in cool and dark places.

8.Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1 Control parameters

Occupational Exposure limit values

no data available

Biological limit values

no data available

8.2 Appropriate engineering controls

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

8.3 Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment (PPE)

Eye/face protection

Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government

standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin protection

Wear impervious clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous

substance at the specific workplace. Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique(without

touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable

laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive

89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.

Respiratory protection

Wear dust mask when handling large quantities.

Thermal hazards

no data available

9.Physical and chemical properties

Physical state colourless to light yellow viscous liquid

Colour Colorless or nearly colorless liq (above 5-7°C)


Melting point/ freezing point 22°C(lit.)

Boiling point or initial boiling point and boiling range 194-195°C/1.2mmHg(lit.)

Flammability Combustible.

Lower and upper explosion limit / flammability limit no data available

Flash point >113°C

Auto-ignition temperature 362.78°C (USCG, 1999)

Decomposition temperature no data available

pH no data available

Kinematic viscosity 25.6 cP at 30°C

Solubility In water:negligible

Partition coefficient n-octanol/water (log value) log Kow = 7.64

Vapour pressure 52 mm Hg ( 37 °C)

Density and/or relative density 0.887g/mLat 25°C

Relative vapour density 1.03 (vs air)

Particle characteristics no data available

10.Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity

no data available

10.2 Chemical stability



10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

CombustibleOLEIC ACID is a carboxylic acid. Carboxylic acids donate hydrogen ions if a base is present to accept them. They react in this way

with all bases, both organic (for example, the amines) and inorganic. Their reactions with bases, called "neutralizations", are accompanied by the

evolution of substantial amounts of heat. Neutralization between an acid and a base produces water plus a salt. Carboxylic acids with six or fewer

carbon atoms are freely or moderately soluble in water; those with more than six carbons are slightly soluble in water. Soluble carboxylic acid

dissociate to an extent in water to yield hydrogen ions. The pH of solutions of carboxylic acids is therefore less than 7.0. Many insoluble carboxylic

acids react rapidly with aqueous solutions containing a chemical base and dissolve as the neutralization generates a soluble salt. Carboxylic acids in

aqueous solution and liquid or molten carboxylic acids can react with active metals to form gaseous hydrogen and a metal salt. Such reactions

occur in principle for solid carboxylic acids as well, but are slow if the solid acid remains dry. Even "insoluble" carboxylic acids may absorb enough

water from the air and dissolve sufficiently in it to corrode or dissolve iron, steel, and aluminum parts and containers. Carboxylic acids, like other

acids, react with cyanide salts to generate gaseous hydrogen cyanide. The reaction is slower for dry, solid carboxylic acids. Insoluble carboxylic

acids react with solutions of cyanides to cause the release of gaseous hydrogen cyanide. Flammable and/or toxic gases and heat are generated by

the reaction of carboxylic acids with diazo compounds, dithiocarbamates, isocyanates, mercaptans, nitrides, and sulfides. Carboxylic acids,

especially in aqueous solution, also react with sulfites, nitrites, thiosulfates (to give H2S and SO3), dithionites (SO2), to generate flammable and/or

toxic gases and heat. Their reaction with carbonates and bicarbonates generates a harmless gas (carbon dioxide) but still heat. Like other organic

compounds, carboxylic acids can be oxidized by strong oxidizing agents and reduced by strong reducing agents. These reactions generate heat. A

wide variety of products is possible. Like other acids, carboxylic acids may initiate polymerization reactions; like other acids, they often catalyze

(increase the rate of) chemical reactions.

10.4 Conditions to avoid

no data available

10.5 Incompatible materials

The improved preparation of 1,4-octadecanolactone involves heating oleic acid (or other C18 acids) with 70% perchloric acid to 115°C. This is

considered to be a potentially dangerous method.

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.

11.Toxicological information

Acute toxicity

Oral: LD50 Rat oral 74 g/kg

Inhalation: no data available

Dermal: no data available

Skin corrosion/irritation

no data available

Serious eye damage/irritation

no data available

Respiratory or skin sensitization

no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

no data available


no data available

Reproductive toxicity

no data available

STOT-single exposure

no data available

STOT-repeated exposure

no data available

Aspiration hazard

no data available

12.Ecological information

12.1 Toxicity

Toxicity to fish: LC50; Species: Pimephales promelas (Fathead minnow, juvenile 4-8 wk, length 1.1-3.1 cm); Conditions: freshwater, static,

18-22°C, dissolved oxygen < or =4.0 mg/L; Concentration: 1000000 ug/L for 1 hr

Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: no data available

Toxicity to algae: no data available

Toxicity to microorganisms: no data available

12.2 Persistence and degradability

AEROBIC: A 47 and 52 theoretical %BOD for oleic acid (initial concn of 1,000 ppm) was measured over a period of 5 days in screening tests at

20°C using sewage inoculum(1). A biodegradation half-life of 0.66 days was measured for oleic acid at an initial concn of 100 ppm with an

aerobic Warburg respirometer at 25°C using activated sludge inocula(2). In another screening study a first order rate constant was measured to be

0.12/hr for oleic acid (initial concn of 100 ppm) which corresponds to a biodegradation half-life of 0.2 days(3). Oleic acid at initial concns of 1,

10, 1, and 10 ppm exhibited 90, 24, 97, and 28 theoretical %BOD, respectively, over incubation periods of 5, 5, 10, and 10 days, respectively, in

an aerobic screening study using sewage inoculum(4). A 68 theoretical %BOD (initial concn of 100 ppm) was measured over a period of 5 days in

a screening test at 20°C using sewage inoculum(5). A 39 theoretical %BOD for oleic acid (initial concn not given) was measured over a period of

5 days in a screening test at 20°C using sewage inoculum(6). After a 16 day acclimation time, a 63.5 theoretical %BOD was measured for oleic

acid (initial concn not given) over a period of 5 days in a screening test at 20°C using activated sludge inocula(7). A 57.2 theoretical %BOD was

measured for oleic acid (initial concn of 500 ppm) over a period of 5 days in an aerobic screening test at 20°C using activated sludge inoculum(8).

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

An estimated BCF of 10 was calculated in fish for oleic acid(SRC), using a log Kow of 7.64(1) and a regression-derived equation(2). According

to a classification scheme(3), this BCF suggests the potential for bioconcentration in aquatic organisms is low(SRC).

12.4 Mobility in soil

The Koc of undissociated oleic acid is estimated as 340,000(SRC), using a log Kow of 7.64(1) and a regression-derived equation(2). According

to a classification scheme(3), this estimated Koc value suggests that oleic acid is expected to be immobile in soil. The pKa of oleic acid is 5.02(4),

indicating that this compound will exist almost entirely in anion form in the environment and anions generally do not adsorb more strongly to soils

containing organic carbon and clay than their neutral counterparts(5).

12.5 Other adverse effects

no data available

13.Disposal considerations

13.1 Disposal methods


The material can be disposed of by removal to a licensed chemical destruction plant or by controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing. Do not

contaminate water, foodstuffs, feed or seed by storage or disposal. Do not discharge to sewer systems.

Contaminated packaging

Containers can be triply rinsed (or equivalent) and offered for recycling or reconditioning. Alternatively, the packaging can be punctured to make it

unusable for other purposes and then be disposed of in a sanitary landfill. Controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing is possible for combustible

packaging materials.

14.Transport information

14.1 UN Number

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods.IMDG: Not dangerous goods.IATA: Not dangerous goods.

14.2 UN Proper Shipping Name

ADR/RID: unknown

IMDG: unknown

IATA: unknown

14.3 Transport hazard class(es)

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods.IMDG: Not dangerous goods.IATA: Not dangerous goods.

14.4 Packing group, if applicable

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods.IMDG: Not dangerous goods.IATA: Not dangerous goods.

14.5 Environmental hazards


14.6 Special precautions for user

no data available

14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC Code

no data available

15.Regulatory information

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question

Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number

oleic acid oleic acid 112-80-1 none

European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) Listed.

EC Inventory Listed.

United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Listed.

China Catalog of Hazardous chemicals 2015 Not Listed.

New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC) Listed.

Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) Listed.

Vietnam National Chemical Inventory Listed.

Chinese Chemical Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (China IECSC)Listed.

16.Other information

Information on revision

Creation Date Aug 10, 2017

Revision Date Aug 10, 2017

Abbreviations and acronyms

CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service

ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road

RID: Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail

IMDG: International Maritime Dangerous Goods

IATA: International Air Transportation Association

TWA: Time Weighted Average

STEL: Short term exposure limit

LC50: Lethal Concentration 50%

LD50: Lethal Dose 50%

EC50: Effective Concentration 50%


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Disclaimer: The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this

document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any

guarantee of the properties of the product. We as supplier shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.