Agent Name

Corn oil

CAS Number

8001-30-7

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Corn extract; Extract of corn kernels; Maize oil; Oils, corn; Zea mays kernel extract; Zea mays oil; Lipomul; Maise oil; Maydol; Mazola oil; Corn oil [Oil, edible]; [ChemIDplus] Corn germ oil; Fats and glyceridic oils, corn; Oils, glyceridic, corn; [CAMEO] CO; [NTP]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Clear light yellow or yellow oily liquid with a mild odor; [CAMEO] Clear dark yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as a salad and cooking oil, to make margarine and non-yellowing enamel paint, as a pharmaceutic aid (solvent), in foodstuffs, soap, lubricants, leather dressing, hair dressing, mild cathartics, to protect the gastrointestinal tract in corrosive poisoning, and as an emollient for skin and mucous membranes; [NTP]

Comments

"TSCA Definition 2008: Extractives and their physically modified derivatives. It consists primarily of the glycerides of the fatty acids linoleic, oleic, palmitic and stearic. (Zea mays)." [ChemIDplus] A skin irritant; May be an allergen; [NTP] A mild skin irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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