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PARAFFIN WAX ICSC: 1457
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

Petroleum wax
Paraffin waxes and hydrocarbon waxes
(See Notes)
CAS # 8002-74-2 CnH2n+2
RTECS # RV0350000
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.

Dry powder, water foam, carbon dioxide, dry sand.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


Inhalation
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
Safety goggles, when handling molten form.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING

EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0;

IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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PARAFFIN WAX ICSC: 1457
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS, WHITE TO YELLOW, WAXY SOLID.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (fumes) 2 mg/m as TWA; (ACGIH 2003).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of the fumes.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The fume is irritating to the eyes and nose and throat.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 50-57C (see Notes)
Solubility in water: none
Flash point: 199C c.c.
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Other melting points: 45-95C. 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


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IPCS, CEC 1999