PRODUCT DATA SHEET - PREMIUM GRADE

TEA TREE OIL CHARACTERIZED BY EXCEPTIONAL COMPOSITIONAL PURITY

Premium Grade Tea Tree Oil is MCNE's flagship product distilled from the plantation crops at our Northern NSW estate. This grade of oil is characterized by very low p-cymene and cineole content along with comparatively very high levels of the terpinen-4-ol content. Premium Grade simply arises from M. alternifolia plants that have been carefully selected and propagated throughout much of the plantation. Nature has dictated the premium composition - no additional processing is applied beyond the single-pass steam distillation of freshly harvested plants.

Product Classifications

CAS Number:               68647-73-4 and 85085-48-9

EINECS Number:          285-377-1

Dangerous Goods:       Class 3 Flammable Liquid. Packaging group III

UN Number:                2319 Terpene hydrocarbon N.O.S

[European Community only: UN 1169 Extracts,      aromatic, liquid]

INCI name :                  Melaleuca alternifolia

Storage and Handling :

Premium Grade is classified as a flammable liquid and should be stored in cool dry areas away from direct sunlight and in accordance with all DG storage regulations and requirements.

Shelf Life:

Three years from date of distillation when stored in the original MCNE packaging.

Packaging:

MCNE Premium Grade Tea Tree Oil is available in 20 kg, 55 kg and 185 kg stainless steel or Epon-lined mild steel drums. Also in 20kg fluorinated plastic carboys.

Specifications

Complete compositional specifications are provided separately alongside corresponding ISO 4730 specification for Australian tea tree oil. Summary of key components:

Genetically Modified Organisms

As with all products from the Main Camp estate, this product is completely GMO free and complies with EEC regulations 1829 &1830/2003.


Terpinen-4-ol:  


min. 39% (typically >40%)


1,8-Cineole:



max. 4.0% (typically <3%)


p-Cymene:



max. 4.0% (typically <3%)

Appearance and odour:


Clear, colourless, single phase  mobile liquid







Odour:




Characteristic mild aroma

Relative density @20oC:


0.885 - 0.906

Flash point (Closed cup P.M.): 

57-60ºC

Refractive Index @ 20ºC:


1.475 - 1.482

Optical Rotation @ 20ºC:


+5º - +15º

Terpinen-4-ol chiral ratio:


1.9 - 2.1(+) : 1.0(-)

Peroxide value (milli eq.O2/kg): 

max. 7











Material Safety Data Sheet

MCNE provides separately, a comprehensive MSDS for this product that provides essential further information about how this product should be handled and the various kind of effects it can impart to humans and the environment.

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