Agent Name

Distillates (coal tar), upper

CAS Number

65996-91-0

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Anthracene oil; Upper coal tar distillate; Upper coal tar distillates; Distillates, coal tar, upper; Coal tar light oil; Distillates, (coal tar), upper; [ChemIDplus] Heavy Oil; [Reilly Industries MSDS] UN1136

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Colorless to yellow liquid with a pleasant odor; [CAMEO] Brown to black oily liquid; [Reilly Industries MSDS]

Comments

TSCA Definition 2008: The coal tar distillate in the boiling point range of 220 deg C to 450 deg C and composed primarily of three to four ring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; [ChemIDplus] May cause skin irritation on prolonged contact; Vapor causes smarting of the eyes and is mildly irritating to nose and throat; [CAMEO] Contains PAHs; A moderate skin and eye irritant; May cause skin photosensitization; [Reilly Industries MSDS] See "Coal tar pitch volatiles."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Coal tar distillates, flammable."

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Contact Dermatitis, Photoirritant

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