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Paraffin wax fume

Synonyms & Trade Names
Paraffin fume, Paraffin scale fume
CAS No.
8002-74-2
RTECS No.
RV0350000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
CnH2n+2
Conversion
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 2 mg/m3
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

OSHA PV2047
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Paraffin wax is a white to slightly yellowish, odorless solid. [Note: Consists of a mixture of high molecular weight hydrocarbons (e.g., C36H74).]
MW:
350-420
BP:
?
MLT: 115-154°F
Sol:
Insoluble
VP:
?
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
0.88-0.92
Fl.P:
390°F
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; discomfort, nausea
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately

Breathing: Respiratory support
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 1457
 
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