Agent Name

Distillates (petroleum), vacuum

CAS Number

70592-78-8

Major Category

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Synonyms

Heavy vacuum distillate (petroleum); Distillates, petroleum, vacuum; Distillates, (petroleum), vacuum; [ChemIDplus] DISTILLAT; Distillate, Waxy Distillate; EXTRA HEAVY GAS OIL; Fuel Oil, Bunker C; Fuel oil, Bunker C; HVU WAXY DISTILLATE; Vacuum Gasoil; Gofinate; VGO; HAGO; WASH OIL; WAXY; WAXY DISTILLATE; [IUCLID]

Category

Petroleum Refining Residues

Description

Black viscous semi-solid with an odor of asphalt or rotten eggs;

Sources/Uses

Used in the chemical and fuel industries; Used as an intermediate, fuel, and feedstock for hydrocracking; [IUCLID]

Comments

TSCA Definition 2008: Produced by the vacuum distillation of crude oil and consisting of hydrocarbons with carbon numbers of C15 through C50 and boiling point range of 270 deg C to 600 deg C; Likely to contain 5% or more of 4- to 6-ring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; [ChemIDplus] Causes liver and kidney congestion in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [IUCLID] Contains hydrogen sulfide; May cause skin irritation; [Shell Oil MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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