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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 See Appendix G
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).]
Molecular Weight
350-420
Boiling Point
?
Melting Point
115-154°F
Solubility
Insoluble
Vapor Pressure
?
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
0.88-0.92
Flash Point
390°F
Upper Exposive Limit
?
Lower Explosive Limit
?
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   ICSC CARD: 1457
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