1. Product Identification:

Product Name:                

Flax Seed Oil

Botanical Name:            

Linum usitatissimum


Linum crepitans; Linum humile

INCI Name:

Linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed oil

CAS #:                           


Country of Origin:          



2. Classification:

Chemical Identification: Oil, flax seed

UN No. 9277: Oils, n.o.s. with Flash Point NOT less than 93 C (200 F)



3. Hazardous Ingredients Information:



4. Physical & Chemical Properties:


Pale yellow to golden yellow liquid


Characteristic odor


Soluble in oils. Insoluble in water.

Relative Density:

0.924 0.934 @C

Refractive Index:

1.479 1.480 @C

Acid Value:

<2.0 mg KOH/g

Peroxide Value:

<10.0 meq/kg

% Unsaponifiables:

<2.0 %

Moisture & Volatiles:

<0.5 %

Iodine Value:

170 200   

Saponification Value:

188 195 

Palmitic Acid:

3 8 %

Stearic Acid:

2 8 %

Oleic Acid:

10 35 %

Linoleic Acid:

10 25 %

Gamma-Linolenic Acid:

35 65 %


0 3 %

Total Plate Count:

<1000 cfu/g

Yeast & Mold:

<100 cfu/g

Pathogenic Bacteria:


Extraction Method:

Cold-pressed of the seeds.


Lauric, myristic, palmitic, palmitoleic, margaric, margaroleic, stearic,

oleic, linoleic, a-linolenic, arachidic, eicosanic, behenic, erucic acids



6 to 12 months.

5. Fire/Explosion Hazard:

Flash Point:  >100 C


6. Reactivity/Stability Data:

Reactivity: Stable.

Decomposition: When heated to decomposition produces carbon dioxide and monoxide smoke.


7. Toxicological Properties/Information:

None known.


8. Preventive Data:

Spillage: Absorb spills, cover with an inert, non-combustible, inorganic absorbent material, and remove to an approved disposal container.

Fire: Recommended extinguishing media water spray, CO2, foam and dry chemicals.

Environment: Keep away from drains, surface and ground water.

Storage: Store in cool, dark place in tightly closed container. Keep air contact to minimum.


9. First Aid Measures:

Eye contact: Flush with water for at least 15 minutes.

Inhalation: Remove to fresh air.

Ingestion: Rinse mouth.

Skin contact: Wash with soap and plenty of water.


11. Individual Protection:

Gloves and overall.


12. Preparation Information for Industrial Use:

Quality Assurance


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Revision Date: July 13, 2012.


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WFMED expressly disclaims responsibility as to the ordinary or otherwise use(s).  Furthermore, nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by WFMED as to the fitness for any use. The liability of WFMED is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss.