Ceteareth-20by Naturallythinking Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS for Ceteareth-20

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) dated 08/12/2019

Batch Number: FRAMECPSR

Section 1: Identification of Product and Supplier

Product Name: Ceteareth-20
Product Number: 5060233383917
Brand: Naturallythinking
Supplier: Naturallythinking, The Tramsheds, Coomber Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 4TQ
Contact Telephone: 020 8689 6489
Contact Email: support@naturallythinking.eu

Section 2: Hazards IDENTIFICATION

2.1. Classification of the substance or mixture

EC regulation criteria 1272/2008 (CLP): Warning, Acute Tox. 4, Harmful if swallowed.
Danger, Eye Dam. 1, Causes serious eye damage.
Adverse physicochemical, human health and environmental effects:
No other hazards

2.2. Label elements

Hazard pictograms:

Danger Hazard statements:

H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H318 Causes serious eye damage.

Precautionary statements:

P264 Wash hands and exposed parts thoroughly after handling
P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P301+P312 IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/if you feel unwell.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/...
P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with applicable regulations.

Special Provisions:



Alcohols, C16-18, ethoxylated 20 EO

Special provisions according to Annex XVII of REACH and subsequent amendments:
None 2.3.

Other hazards

vPvB Substances: None - PBT Substances: None

Other Hazards:
No other hazards

Section 3: Composition and information on Ingredients

Inci: Ceteareth-20
Cas: 68439-49-6

3.1. Substances

Identification of the substance

Chemical characterization: Ceteareth-20

Trade code: 5060233383917X

Qty Name Ident. Number Classification
>=90% Alcohols, C16-18, ethoxylaed 20 EO CAS: 68439-49-6 3.1/4/Oral Acute Tox. 4 H302
3.3/1 Eye Dam. 1 H318


Section 4: First aid measures

4.1. Description of first aid measures

In case of skin contact:

Immediately take off all contaminated clothing.
Areas of the body that have - or are only even suspected of having - come into contact with the product must be rinsed immediately with plenty of running water and possibly with soap.


Wash thoroughly the body (shower or bath). Remove contaminated clothing immediately and dispose off safely. After contact with skin, wash immediately with soap and plenty of water.

In case of eyes contact:

After contact with the eyes, rinse with water with the eyelids open for a sufficient length of time, then consult an opthalmologist immediately.
Protect uninjured eye.

In case of Ingestion:

Give nothing to eat or drink.
Do not under any circumstances induce vomiting. OBTAIN A MEDICAL EXAMINATION IMMEDIATELY.

In case of Inhalation:

Remove casualty to fresh air and keep warm and at rest.

4.2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed


4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

In case of accident or unwellness, seek medical advice immediately (show directions for use or safety data sheet if possible).

Treatment: None

Section 5: Fire - Fighting measures

5.1. Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media:

Water. Carbon dioxide (CO2).

Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons:

None in particular.

5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Do not inhale explosion and combustion gases. Burning produces heavy smoke.

5.3. Advice for firefighters

Use suitable breathing apparatus .
Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains.
Move undamaged containers from immediate hazard area if it can be done safely.

Section 6: Accidental release measures

6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Wear personal protection equipment.
Remove persons to safety.
See protective measures under point 7 and 8.

6.2. Environmental precautions

Do not allow to enter into soil/subsoil.
Do not allow to enter into surface water or drains.
Retain contaminated washing water and dispose it.
In case of gas escape or of entry into waterways, soil or drains, inform the responsible authorities.
Suitable material for taking up: absorbing material, organic, sand

6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up Wash with plenty of water.

6.4. Reference to other sections See also section 8 and 13

Section 7: Handling and Storage

7.1. Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with skin and eyes, inhalation of vapours and mists.
Don't use empty container before they have been cleaned.
Before making transfer operations, assure that there aren't any incompatible material residuals in the containers.
Contamined clothing should be changed before entering eating areas.
Do not eat or drink while working.
See also section 8 for recommended protective equipment.

7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Storage recommended at room temperature
Keep away from food, drink and feed.
Incompatible materials:
None in particular.
Instructions as regards storage premises:
Adequately ventilated premises.

7.3. Specific end use(s)

None in particular

Section 8: Exposure controls and personal protection

8.1. Control parameters

No occupational exposure limit available

DNEL Exposure Limit Values


PNEC Exposure Limit Values


8.2. Exposure controls

Eye protection: Eye protection: Safety glasses with side-shields (frame goggles) (e.g. EN 166)

Protection for skin:

Use clothing that provides comprehensive protection to the skin, e.g. cotton, rubber, PVC or viton.

Protection for hands:

Hand protection:
Chemical resistant protective gloves (EN 374) 

Suitable materials also with prolonged, direct contact (Recommended: Protective index 6, corresponding > 480 minutes of permeation time according to EN 374)

Respiratory protection:

Suitable respiratory protection for higher concentrations or long-term effect: Particle filter with medium /high efficiency for solid particles (e.g. EN 143 or 149, Type P2 or FFP2)

Thermal Hazards:


Environmental exposure controls:


Appropriate engineering controls:


Section 9: Physical data and chemical properties

Appearance: Pastilles

Colour: White

Odour: None

Odour Threshold (ppm): Not applicable

pH (Value): Not applicable

Melting point (degC) / Freezing Point (degC): 47-51degC

Boing Point / Boiling Range (degC): 344 degC

Flash Point: > 157 degC

Evaporation rate (Butyl acetate = 1): << 1

Explosive limit ranges: Not applicable

Vapour Pressure (mmHg): <1 mmHg at 20 degC

Vapour Density (Air=1): Not applicable

Density (g/ml): 0.81-0.83 at 20 degC

Solubility (Water): Insoluable

Solubility (Other): Soluable in most organic solvents

Partition coefficient (n-Octanol/water): Log Kow = 6.73 (estimate)

Auto Ignition Temperature: 272 degC

Decomposition Temperature: > 200 degC

Viscosity (mPa.s): Not applicable

Explosive properties: Not explosive

Oxidising properties: Not oxidising

Section 10: Stability & Reactivity

Reactivity: no hazardous reactions if stored and handled as indicated

Chemical Stability: The product is stable if stored and handles as prescribed/indicate

Possibility of hazardous reactions: No hazardus reaction when stored and handled as prescribe/indicated

Conditions to avoid: subtances to avoid: strong oxiding agents, strong bases, strong acids

Incompatible Materials: None in particular.

Hazardous Decomposition Product(s): None known

Section 11: Toxicological Information

Acute Toxicity

Ingestions: LD50 > 5000 mg/kg

Inhalation (4 hours): Not available

Skin Contact: LD50 > 3200 mg/kg

Skin Corrosion / Irritation: Slightly irritant

Serious Eye Damage / Irritation: Slightly irritant

Respiratory or skin Sensitisation: It is not predicted to be a skin sensitiser

Mutagenicity: There is no evidence of mutagenic potential

Carcinogenicity: There is no evidence of Carcinogenicity

Reproductive Toxicity: There is no evidence of Reproductivie Toxicity

STOT - Single exposure
Inhalation: Inhalation of the respiratory tract - Coughing
Ingestion: Inflammation of digestive tract

STOT-Repeated exposure
No data

Section 12: Ecological information

12.1 Toxicity

(Fish) (96hrs): LC50 > 100 mg/l, NOEC>0,4 mg/L

(Daphnia magna) (48hrs): EC50 > 0.01 mg/l (limit of solubility)

(Algae) (72hrs): EC50>0.01 mg/l (limit of solubility)

12.2 Persistence and degradability:  Readily biodegradable.

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential (96 hrs): The product has moderate potential for bioaccumulation.

12.4 Mobility in soil: This product is predicted to degrade in soil.

12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment: Not classified as PBT or vPvB.

12.6 Other adverse effects: N/A

Section 13: Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

Material to be disposed of as hazardous waste. Normal disposal is via inicneration operated by an accredited disposal contractor. Consult an accredited waste disposal contractor or the local authority for advice.

Section 14: Transport information

14.1. UN number

Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.

14.2. UN proper shipping name


14.3. Transport hazard class(es)


14.4. Packing group


14.5. Environmental hazards

ADR-Enviromental Pollutant: No
IMDG-Marine pollutant: No 

14.6. Special precautions for user


14.7. Transport in bulk according to Annex II of Marpol and the IBC Code


Section 15: Regulatory information

15.1. Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

Dir. 98/24/EC (Risks related to chemical agents at work)
Dir. 2000/39/EC (Occupational exposure limit values)
Regulation (EC) n. 1907/2006 (REACH)
Regulation (EC) n. 1272/2008 (CLP)
Regulation (EC) n. 790/2009 (ATP 1 CLP) and (EU) n. 758/2013
Regulation (EU) 2015/830 Regulation (EU) n. 286/2011 (ATP 2 CLP)
Regulation (EU) n. 618/2012 (ATP 3 CLP)
Regulation (EU) n. 487/2013 (ATP 4 CLP)
Regulation (EU) n. 944/2013 (ATP 5 CLP)
Regulation (EU) n. 605/2014 (ATP 6 CLP)
Regulation (EU) n. 2015/1221 (ATP 7 CLP)
Restrictions related to the product or the substances contained according to Annex XVII
Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 (REACH) and subsequent modifications:

Where applicable, refer to the following regulatory provisions :
Directive 2012/18/EU (Seveso III)
Regulation (EC) nr 648/2004 (detergents).
Dir. 2004/42/EC (VOC directive)

Provisions related to directive EU 2012/18 (Seveso III):
Seveso III category according to Annex 1, part 1

15.2. Chemical safety assessment

No Chemical Safety Assessment has been carried out for the substance

Section 16: Other information

Text of phrases referred to under heading 3:

H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H318 Causes serious eye damage.

Hazard class and hazard category Code Description
Actute Tox. 4 3.1/4 Oral Acute toxicity (oral) Category 4
Eye Dam. 1 3.3/1 Serious eye damage, Category 1


GMO Declaration

We declare that at present all our regisered and commercially available ingredients, extracts, oils, plants and skincare products are derived by traditional plant breeding methods. We do not have any ingredient, extract, oil or skincare product from genetically modified material

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in the sheet is correct. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any consequences from its use.

Animal Testing Declaration


We believe there is already a “safe” and known group of product ingredients used in the cosmetics industry which leave enough scope to be creative and innovative in product formulation without the need for anymore animal testing on new experimental ingredients.

Our suppliers each also agree to not to carry out animal testing on the products and ingredients we purchase. We have a self-imposed cut-off date of 2006 (this was the date our cosmetic formulations came into being) although in reality our suppliers normally have animal testing dates far in excess of this or have never tested at all.

We do not conduct any form of animal testing.

We do not commission any form of animal testing from a third party.

We operate a fixed cut-off date for animal testing and ingedients, which means we will not use any ingredient that has been tested or retested on animals for cosmetics purposes since January 1, 2006

If we find that a company is involved in animal testing in anyway that purchases from us, then we will cease supply immediately. It is a term and condition that by purchasing from Naturallythinking you will not involve yourself or your company in any form of Animal Testing, any violation of this will be dealt with as per any violation of our terms and condtions