Material Safety Data Sheet
ALPHA-BISABOLOL

Original Source: Sigma-Aldrich Company

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

NOT Hazardous according to criteria of Worksafe Australia

Date of Issue : Nov 1997

1. IDENTIFICATION

General

Product Name : ALPHA-BISABOLOL

Other Names :

UN No. : N/A

Dangerous Goods Class : C.1

Subsidiary Risk : None Allocated

Hazchem Code : N/A

Pack Group : 0

EPG : N/A

Poisons Schedule : N/A

Uses

Antiphlogistic active agent for the cosmetic industry.

 

1.1 Physical Description / Properties

Appearance : Clear, colourless to faint yellow liquid with faint, floral, sweetish odour.

Formula : C15 H26 O

Boiling Point : 287 deg C

Melting Point : N/A deg C

Vapour Pressure : 0.16 mm Hg (1 atmosphere)

Specific Gravity : 0.92 (water = 1)

Flash Point : Test Unknown 148

pH : N/A ()

Solubility in water : N/A g/l (25 deg C)

Flammability Limits (as percentage volume in air)

Lower Explosion Limit : 0.8

Upper Explosion Limit : 3.8

 

1.2 Other Properties

Autoignition temperature = 250 deg C Stable up to approximately 330 deg C Sparingly soluble in water. Soluble in many organic solvents.

 

1.3 Ingredients

Chemical Entity CAS No. Proportions (%)

ALPHA-BISABOLOL [ 515-69-5] >85

 

2. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

2.1 Health Effects - Acute

Swallowed 

Adverse effects are not expected.

Eye

Eye contact with product is not expected to cause irritation.

Skin

Skin contact with product is not expected to cause irritation.

Inhaled

Inhalation overexposure is not expected at ambient temperatures.

 

2.2 Health Effects - Chronic

Chronic effects are not known.

 

2.3 First Aid

Swallowed

Rinse mouth and then drink plenty of water.

Eye

Wash affected eyes for at least 15 minutes under running water with eyelids held open. Seek medical attention if irritation

persists.

Skin

Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing.

Inhaled

Keep patient calm and remove to fresh air.

First Aid Facilities

Ensure an eye bath and safety shower are available and ready for use.

 

2.5 Advice to Doctor

Treat symptomatically based on judgement of doctor and individual reactions of patient.

 

2.6 Toxicity Data

Oral LD50 = >5000 mg/kg (Rat) Acute skin irritation : non-irritant (Rabbit) (Draize Test) Acute eye irritation : non-irritant (Rabbit)

(Draize Test) Acute inhalation hazard : no mortalities after 7h exposure in a highly enriched and/or saturated atmosphere at 20 deg C (Rat)

 

3. PRECAUTIONS FOR USE

3.1 Exposure Standards

An exposure standard has not been established for this product.

 

3.2 Engineering Controls

Ensure workplace is well ventilated.

 

3.3 Personal Protection

Protective glasses with side-shields. protective gloves. Protective overalls. Wash hands and face thoroughly after handling and

before work breaks, eating, drinking, smoking and using toilet facilities.

 

3.4 Flammability

Combustible liquid. Flash point 148 deg C.

 

4. SAFE HANDLING INFORMATION

4.1 Storage / Transport

Not classified as a dangerous good for storage or transport. Store in accordance with all regulations relevant to combustible

liquids. Keep tightly closed in a dry and cool place. Not subject to hazardous substances labelling.

 

4.2 Packaging / Labelling

UN No. N/A

Class C.1.

Sub Risk None Allocated

Hazchem Code N/A

Pack Group 0

EPG No. N/A

Shipping Name ALPHA-BISABOLOL

Hazard

 

Risk Phrases

 

Safety Phrases

 

4.3 Spills and Disposal

Spills

Clean-up personnel should wear protective overalls with goggles and gloves. Do not let product enter drains.

Contain and soak up all spills with absorbent material. Place waste in labelled containers for disposal.

Disposal

Must be disposed of in accordance with all Local, State and Federal regulations to an approved landfill or incinerated.

 

4.4 FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD

Fire / Explosion

Combustible liquid. Stable up to approximately 330 deg C.

Extinguishing Media

Fire-fighters should wear full protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. In case of fire use powder or foam

type extinguishers. Use equipment/media appropriate to surrounding fire conditions. Dispose of fire debris and contaminated

extinguishing water in accordance with all regulations.

 

5 OTHER INFORMATION

Other Information

Inhibition of degradation activity in activated sludge is not to be anticipated during correct introduction of low concentrations. Do

not discharge product to water courses without effluent treatment. The product is biodegradable. Degradability : >60% BOD of the

ThOD [OECD 301C] Toxicity to bacteria : EC/LC10 >10,000 mg/L/0.5h (Pseudomonas putida) EC/LC50 >10,000 mg/L/0.5h

(Pseudomonas putida) EC/LC90 >10,000 mg/L/0.5h (Pseudomonas putida) Toxicity limit concentration >10,000 mg/L Toxicity to

fish : EC/LC50 >4.6 <10 mg/L/96h (Leuciscus idus) EC/LC0 5 mg/L/48h (Leuciscus idus) Theoretical OD value : 3027 mg/g

Biochemical Oxygen Demand : 2200 mg/g

 

5.1 Contact Points.

Organisation Location Telephone Ask For

Redox Chemicals Pty Ltd Wetherill Park NSW 02-97255155 Technical Officer

Poisons Information Centre Westmead 131129 

1800-251525

 

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