Agent Name

Coconut oil

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Major Category

Biological Agents


Acidulated coconut soapstock; Cocoanut oil; Coconut acidulated soapstock; Coconut butter; Coconut extract; Coconut kernel extract; Coconut palm oil; Copra oil; Fats and Glyceridic oils, coconut; Fats and Glyceridic oils, copra; Free coconut oil; Hydrol 110; Koline; Koline 76; Oils, coconut; Oils, copra; Oils, glyceridic, coconut; Oils, glyceridic, copra; Residol-Plus; Coconut oil [Oil, edible]; Coconut oil, fatty acid; Coconut oil, fatty acid [Oil, edible]; Copra; [ChemIDplus] Oils, edible: coconut; [CAMEO] UN1363


Plant Oils and Extracts


White or light yellow to orange semi-solid; mp = 24 deg C; [CAMEO] White odorless liquid; mp = 25 deg C; [Flinn Scientific MSDS]


Used for chemical synthesis and as a food additive; [IUCLID] Used to make soaps, edible fats, chocolate, candies, fatty acids and alcohols, detergents, and other compounds, in foods, dyeing cotton, ointments, hair dressing, massage, paints, varnishes, lubricants, plastics cosmetics, sunscreens, dental disclosing waxes, and leather cleaning products; [HSDB] Used as an anticaking agent, drying agent, formulation aid, humectant, lubricant or release agent, nutritional supplement, solvent, surface-active agent, surface-finishing agent, and texturizer for foods; [FDA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]


Causes fatty liver degeneration in 90-day constant oral studies of rats; [RTECS] "It consists primarily of the glycerides of the fatty acids capric, lauric, myristic, oleic and palmitic. (Cocos nucifera)." [ChemIDplus] May cause mild eye irritation; Essentially non-toxic; [CHRIS] An irritant; [HSDB] Not considered hazardous by GHS classification; [Flinn Scientific MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Adverse Effects

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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