are generally classified as non-hazardous, being non-toxic
and not susceptible to spontaneous heating, in accordance
with definitions set forth by existing laws and regulations.
Nevertheless, normal precautions should be observed for the
safe handling and storage of these chemicals.
safety precautions for fatty acids and fatty alcohols include
away from open flames.
Fatty acids and fatty alcohols have relatively high flash
points but they can also burn on prolonged contact with
open flames. Foam, powder, or CO2
is recommended in case of a fire.
away from strong oxidizing agents.
Oleochemicals, just like any other organic substance, may
react violently with some strong oxidizing agents.
Fatty acids and fatty alcohols, although non-toxic, are
not normally intended for human consumption.
Vapors may cause irritation of the upper respiratory tract although no harm to
health is likely. Wearing of safety respiratory gadgets is recommended during
handling particularly at elevated temperatures.
Prolonged skin contact may cause slight skin irritation.
Wearing of protective clothing such as lab gowns, gloves,
etc. are recommended especially for people with sensitive
skin. Wash skin with soap and water upon contact.
Wearing of protective goggles or safety glasses is recommended
when handling fatty acids and fatty alcohols. If accidentally
instilled into the eyes, these chemicals may produce slight
but transient eye irritation. Immediately rinse thoroughly
with water and get medical care.
glycerine, storage precautions cited above should also be
observed. Glycerine is absolutely non-irritating and require
only standard handling practices.
All products of
UNITED COCONUT CHEMICALS, INC. are made from natural materials and are
Base | Glycerine
Alcohol | Fatty
| Fatty Acid
Flakes | Safety