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VM & P Naphtha

Synonyms & Trade Names
Ligroin, Painters naphtha, Petroleum ether, Petroleum spirit, Refined solvent naphtha, Varnish makers' & painters' naphtha
CAS No.
8032-32-4
RTECS No.
OI6180000
DOT ID & Guide
1268 128 (petroleum distillates, n.o.s.)
 
Conversion
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 350 mg/m3 C 1800 mg/m3 [15-minute]
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 1550;
OSHA 48
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Clear to yellowish liquid with a pleasant, aromatic odor.
MW:
87-114 (approx)
BP:
203-320°F
FRZ:
?
Sol:
Insoluble
VP:
2-20 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr(60°F): 0.73-0.76
Fl.P:
20-55°F
UEL:
6.0%
LEL:
1.2%
Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 73°F and BP at or above 100°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported [Note: VM&P Naphtha is a refined petroleum solvent predominantly C7-C11 which is typically 55% paraffins, 30% monocycloparaffins, 2% dicycloparaffins & 12% alklybenzenes.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, upper respiratory system; dermatitis; central nervous system depression; chemical pneumonitis (aspiration liquid)
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet (flammable)
Change: No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash promptly
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH

Up to 3500 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any chemical cartridge respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator

Up to 8750 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)

Up to 17500 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION
 
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