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WHITE MINERAL OILICSC: 1597
October 2006
CAS #: 8042-47-5Paraffinum liquidum
Paraffin oil
EINECS #: 232-455-8

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide, dry sand.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation      
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Diarrhoea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Do NOT induce vomiting. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

cancer;health haz
DANGER
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
WHITE MINERAL OIL ICSC: 1597
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
TECHNICAL-GRADE PRODUCT: VISCOUS COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms toxic gases including carbon monoxide. Reacts with strong oxidants. 


Boiling point: 218-643°C
Density: g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C:
Vapour pressure at 20°C: negligible
Flash point: >115°C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 260-371°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: >6  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis. 

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
MAK: 5 (respirable) mg/m3; peak limitation category: II(4); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Highly refined oil, typical fraction of C14-C20.
The symptoms of chemical pneumonitis do not become manifest until few hours or even after days have passed.
Refer for medical attention if breathing difficulties and/or fever develop. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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