Registration Dossier

Data platform availability banner - registered substances factsheets

Please be aware that this old REACH registration data factsheet is no longer maintained; it remains frozen as of 19th May 2023.

The new ECHA CHEM database has been released by ECHA, and it now contains all REACH registration data. There are more details on the transition of ECHA's published data to ECHA CHEM here.

Diss Factsheets

Administrative data

First-aid measures

Eye Contact If easy to do, remove contact lenses, if worn.  Immediately flush eyes with copious

quantities of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation occurs or persists, notify

medical personnel and supervisor.  

Skin Contact

Wash exposed area with soap and water and remove contaminated clothing/shoes

If irritation occurs or persists, notify medical personnel and supervisor.


Immediately move exposed subject to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial

respiration. If breathing is labored, administer oxygen. Immediately notify medical

personnel and supervisor.  


If swallowed, call a physician immediately. Do not induce vomiting unless

directed by medical personnel. Do not give anything to drink unless directed by

medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Notify medical personnel and supervisor.  

Treat symptomatically and supportively.  If accidental exposure occurs to an

individual who is also taking one or more concomitant medications, consult the

respective package or prescribing information for potential drug interactions.  

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Use water spray (fog), foam, dry powder, or carbon dioxide, as appropriate for surrounding fire and materials.  

Specific hazards arising  from the substance or mixture No information identified. May emit toxic fumes of carbon monoxide and carbon


Flammability/Explosivity  No explosivity or flammability data identified. High airborne concentrations of finely divided organic particles can potentially explode if ignited.

Advice for firefighters  Wear full protective clothing and a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in the pressure demand

or other positive pressure mode.  Decontaminate all equipment after use.  

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: If product is released or spilled, take proper precautions to minimize

exposure byusing appropriate personal protective equipment. Area should be adequately ventilated.  

Environmental precautions  Do not empty into drains. Avoid release to the environment.

Methods and material for  containment and cleaning up  For small spills (such as in a laboratory), soak up material with absorbent, e.g.,

damp paper towel, and wash spill area thoroughly with soap and water.  For large spills in manufacturing, use an industrial vacuum cleaner equipped with a high efficiency particulate (HEPA) filter if available. Alternatively if in solid or dried form, do not raise dust. Surround spill or powder with absorbents and place a damp cloth or towel over the area to minimize powder from entering the air. Use care in the choice of absorbents as some may react and generate excess heat and create a risk of fire. Review safety data sheets of absorbents prior to use. Add excess liquid to allow for the material to enter solution. Capture remaining liquid onto spill absorbents. Place spill materials into a leak-proof container suitable for disposal. Decontaminate area a second time. Dispose of material in a manner that is compliant with federal, state and local laws.  

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with eyes, skin and other mucous membranes. Wash thoroughly after handling. Use personal protective equipment. Avoid breathing vaporDo not eat, drink or smoke while handling this product. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure. Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in

workrooms. Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Use normal preventative fire protection measures.  

Conditions for safe storgae including any incompatibilities:  Keep container tightly closed. Keep in a cool and well ventilated area. To maintain

product quality, do not store in heat or direct sunlight. Store at temperatures <40°C.

Transport information

Shippingopen allclose all
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all
Shippingopen allclose all
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

Shippingopen allclose all
Remarksopen allclose all
Shippingopen allclose all
Remarksopen allclose all
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Exposure controls / personal protection


A DNEL/PNEC has not been set. The main potential hazard from farnesene is from accidental ingestion and a DNEL would not be required.

Exposure/Engineering controls

Selection and use of containment devices and personal protective equipment should be based on a risk assessment of exposure potential. Use local exhaust and/or enclosure at mist/ aerosol/spray-generating points. High-energy operations such as spraying should be done within an approved emission control or containment system.

Respiratory protection

Choice of respiratory protection should be appropriate to the task and the level  of existing engineering controls. An approved and properly fitted air-purifying respirator with HEPA filters should provide ancillary protection based on the known or foreseeable limitations of existing engineering


Hand protection

Wear nitrile or other impervious gloves if skin contact is possible. When the  material is dissolved or suspended in an organic solvent, wear gloves

that provide protection against the solvent.  

Skin protection

Wear appropriate gloves, lab coat, or other protective overgarment if skin  contact is likely. Base the choice of skin protection on the job activity,

potential for skin contact and solvents and reagents in use.  

Eye/face protection

Wear safety glasses with side shields, chemical splash goggles, or full face shield, if necessary. Base the choice of protection on the job activity and

potential for contact with eyes or face. An emergency eye wash station should be available.  

Environmental Exposure  Controls

Avoid release to the environment and operate within closed systems wherever practicable. Air and liquid emissions should be directed to appropriate

pollution control devices. In case of spill, do not release to drains. Implement appropriate and effective emergency response procedures to prevent

release or spread of contamination and to prevent inadvertent contact by personnel.  

Other protective measures

Do not ingest. If swallowed then seek immediate medical assistance Wash hands in the event of contact with this substance, especially before

eating, drinking or smoking. Protective equipment is not to be worn outside the work area  (e.g., in common areas or out-of-doors). Decontaminate

all protective equipment following use.  

Stability and reactivity


No information identified.

Chemical stability

May form dimeric or polymeric by-products on standing.

Possibility of hazardous


Not expected to occur under normal storage conditions.  

Conditions to avoid

Keep away from heat and open flames.  

Incompatible materials

Avoid strong oxidizers, acids and bases.

Hazardous decomposition  products

No information identified.  

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

Used product should be disposed of according to local, state, and federal regulations. Do not send down the drain or flush down the toilet. All wastes

containing the material should be properly labeled. Dispose of wastes in accordance to prescribed federal, state, and local guidelines, e.g., appropriately permitted chemical waste incinerator. Rinse waters resulting from spill cleanups should be discharged in an environmentally safe manner, e.g., appropriately permitted municipal or on-site wastewater treatment facility.