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PARAFFIN WAXICSC: 1457
August 2003
CAS #: 8002-74-2Petroleum wax
Paraffin waxes and hydrocarbon waxes
(See Notes)
EINECS #: 232-315-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.        Use water, dry powder, foam, carbon dioxide, dry sand.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection when handling molten form.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Heat-insulating gloves when handling molten form.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   Wear safety goggles (if molten).  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.   

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
PARAFFIN WAX ICSC: 1457
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
ODOURLESS COLOURLESS-TO-CREAM-COLOURED CRYSTALLINE SOLID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Formula: CnH2n+2

Melting point: 50-57°C
See Notes.
Solubility in water: none
Flash point: 199°C c.c. 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of fume. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The fume is irritating to the eyes, nose and throat. 

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 2 mg/m3, ppm, as TWA 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Other melting points: 45-95°C.
A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum fractions by solvent crystallization (solvent deoiling) or by the sweating process.
It consists of straight chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C_2_0. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       PARAFFIN WAX (JECFA Evaluation)