|MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET.|
1. IDENTIFICATION OF SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION & COMPANY.
Product name: Marjoram Oil
SUPPLIER: Amphora Aromatics Ltd, 36 Cotham Hill, Cotham, Bristol BS6 6LA
Telephone +44 (0)117-9087770.
2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS..
DEFINITION/BOTANICAL ORIGIN: Volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of Origanum
H-No: 3301.29 CAS No: 8015-01-8 Status: natural
CoE No: 316 FEMA: 2663 Additives: none
FDA: §182.20 & §182.10 IFRA: not restricted Application:
RIFM: monograph EINECS: RTECS:
INCI name: Origanum majorana FCCIV:
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION:
4. FIRST-AID MEASURES:
INHALATION: Remove from exposure site to fresh air. Keep at rest. Obtain medical
EYE CONTACT: Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 mins. Contact a doctor if
SKIN CONTACT: Remove contaminated clothes. Wash thoroughly with soap & water,
flush with plenty of water. If irritation persists, seek medical advice.
INGESTION: Rinse mouth out with water. Seek medical advice immediately.
OTHER: When assessing action take Risk & Safety Phrases into account
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES.
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA Use CO2, Dry Powder or Foam type Extinguishers, spraying
RECOMMENDED: extinguishing media to base of flames. Do not use direct water jet on
SPECIAL MEASURES: Avoid vapour inhalation. Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not
smoke. Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus &
EXTINGUISHING PROCEDURES: Closed containers may build up pressure when exposed to heat and
should be cooled with water spray.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES.
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS: Avoid inhalation & direct contact with skin & eyes. Use individual
protective equipment (safety glasses, waterproof-boots, suitable
protective clothing) in case of major spillages.
ENVIRONMENT PRECAUTIONS: Keep away from drains, soils, surface & groundwaters.
CLEANING UP METHODS Remove all potential ignition sources. Contain spilled material. Cover
FOR SPILLAGES: with an inert or non-combustible inorganic absorbent material, sweep
up and remove to an approved disposal container. Observe state,
federal & local disposal regulations.
7. HANDLING & STORAGE.
PRECAUTIONS IN HANDLING: Apply good manufacturing practice & industrial hygiene practices,
ensuring proper ventilation. Observe good personal hygiene, and do
not eat, drink or smoke whilst handling.
STORAGE CONDITIONS: Store in tightly closed original container, in a cool, dry & ventilated area
away from heat sources & protected from light. Keep air contact to a
FIRE PROTECTION: Keep away from ignition sources & naked flames. Take precautions to
avoid static discharges in working area.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/ PERSONAL PROTECTION.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Avoid breathing product vapour. Apply local ventilation where possible.
VENTILATION: Ensure good ventilation of working area.
HAND PROTECTION: Avoid all skin contact. Use chemically resistant gloves if required.
EYE PROTECTION: Use safety glasses.
WORK/HYGIENE PRACTICES: Wash hands with soap & water after handling.
9. PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES.
COLOUR: Pale yellow to dark yellow
APPEARANCE: Mobile liquid
ODOUR: Characteristic fresh earthy-spicy
FLASH-POINT °C: 52
SPECIFIC GRAVITY AT 200C: 0.8900 to 0.9060
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C: 1.4700to 1.4800
SOLUBILITY IN 80% ETHANOL AT 20°C: Soluble 1 + 2
10. STABILITY & REACTIVITY.
REACTIVITY: It presents no significant reactivity hazards, by itself or in contact with
water. Avoid contact with strong acids, alkali or oxidising agents.
DECOMPOSITION: Liable to cause smoke & acrid fumes during combustion: carbon
monoxide, carbon dioxide & other non-identified organic compounds
may be formed.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION.
LD50 oral-rat: Between 2-5g/Kg. Opdyke found Marjoram oil sweet to be non-irritating and nonsensitising
to human skin, but the oil is believed never to have been tested for phototoxicity. See RIFM
monograph (1976) FCT 14, 469.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION.
BIODEGRADABILITY: Data not available
PRECAUTIONS: Prevent surface contamination of soil, ground & surface water.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS.
Avoid disposing to drainage systems and into the environment. Seek expert advice.
14. TRANSPORT REGULATIONS.
UN 1993: applies
ROAD (ADR/RID): Class 3 Item 31/c RID No 301; ADR RN N/2301
AIR (IATA/ICAO): Class 3 Packing group III
SEA (IMDG): 3036-1 Class 3
CHIP: See Section 15.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION. According to Directive 88/379/EEC
RISK PHRASES: R10 Flammable liquid
SAFETY PHRASES: S16 Keep away from sources of ignition: No Smoking
16. OTHER INFORMATION.
UN 1993: Flammable Liquid n.o.s. applies
Lacquer lined steel/tin Yes
Other plastic No
Min 12 months when stored within advised conditions.
In-line with general product specification. Always satisfy suitability for specific application.
Retest after 6 months.
The data provided in this material safety data sheet is meant to represent typical data/analysis for this
product and is correct to the best of our knowledge. The data was obtained from current and reliable
sources, but is supplied without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding its correctness or accuracy. It
is the user's responsibility to determine safe conditions for the use of this product, and to assume
liability for loss, injury, damage or expense arising from improper use of this product. The information
provided does not constitute a contract to supply to any specification, or for any given application, and
buyers should seek to verify their requirements and product use.
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