Agent Name

Vegetable oil

CAS Number

68956-68-3

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Fats and Glyceridic oils, vegetable; Oils, vegetable; Vegetable oil mists; Vegetable oil mist; Vegetable oil mist, respirable fraction; Vegetable oil mist, total dust; Vegetable oil mists, except castor, cashew nut, or similar irritant oils; Vegetable oil [Oil, edible]; Plant Oils; Edible vegetable oil; Salad oil; Viscoleo oil; [ChemIDplus] Choclin; Coberine; Oils, salad; Prifat 9834; Synertrol oil; Trisum HS 350; Trisum HS 500; Vegetable fats; Vegetaline; [RTECS] Evening Primrose Oil; Primrose oil with fatty acids; [Jeen MSDS]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Light yellow oily liquid with a mild fatty odor; [CHRIS] Yellow liquid; [Jeen MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Oils derived from plants or plant products." [ChemIDplus] Used in shortenings, salad dressings, margarine, soaps, rubber softeners, dietary supplements, pesticide carriers, drugs, cosmetics, animal feeds, and tin and tin-lead plating, as drying oil (i.e. paints, coatings, inks, caulks, and core oils), as chemical intermediate for fatty acids, soaps, lubricants, plastics, plastic chemicals (especially plasticizers), rubber-like compounds, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals; [HSDB]

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (rabbit) = 840 mg/kg; [RTECS] Mist causes skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritation and lachrymation; [NIOSH]

Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3, total dust (mist), 5 mg/m3, respirable fraction (mist)

Vapor Pressure

0.04 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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