Available from Hardware and DIY shops.
Raw Linseed Oil
Appearance:- light straw yellow to dark amber liquid with a recogniseable odour.Linseed Oil is also a valuable tool in the preservation of concrete. An application of linseed oil, penetrates the surface of the concrete forming barrier to water. It stabilises the surface of the concrete, reduces the formation of dust and prevents corrosive breakdown of the steel reinforcing rods.
Melting point:- -19°C
Boiling point:- 343°C
Specific Gravity (gm cm-3):- 0.93
Flash point:- 222°C
Auto-ignition temperature:- 343°C
Stability:- Generally stable, but polymerizes gradually upon exposure to air.
Combustibility:- Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Reacts violently with chlorine. Rags or paper impregnated with linseed oil may spontaneously combust after a long period due to gradual exothermic reaction with oxygen.
Toxicology:- Skin irritant (not in all cases). May be allergenic.
Transport information:- Non-hazardous for air, sea or road freight.
Personal protection:- Gloves and adequate ventilation.
Originated... Summer 2000, Revised... 08 October 2003,