Agent Name

Solvent naphtha (petroleum), heavy aromatic

CAS Number


Major Category

Other Classes


(Polyethyl)benzenes; Heavy aromatic naphtha; Heavy aromatic solvent naphtha (petroleum); High-flash aromatic naphtha; Shellsol R; Solvent naphtha; Solvent naphtha (petroleum), heavy arom.; Solvent naphtha, petroleum, heavy arom.; Solvent naphtha, (petroleum), heavy arom.; [ChemIDplus] Amsco solvent; Aromatic hydrocarbon; C9+; C9+ tipo2; Caromax 19; Caromax 20; Caromax 20E; Caromax 29; CW Naphtha; EFA 180/200; EFA 240/270; Heavy and very heavy aromatics; HEAVY AROMATIC NAPHTHA; Kemelix H610; Kerosine - unspecified; NEFRAS 150/330; Petrinex ASB; Re-run tower bottoms; SHELLSOL.AB; SOLAREX 90/160; SOLVAREX 10; SOLVAREX 90; SOLVAREX 90/180; SOLVARO 290; SOLVARO 300; SOLVARO AFD; SOLVARO K; Solvent Naphtha; Solvent Naphtha 150; Solventnaphtha (Mieralol), schweraromatisch; Solvesso 150; Sovesso 200; Washed aromatic residues; [IUCLID] Aromatic 200 Fluid; SOLVESSO 200 ND FLUID; AROMATIC 200 ULN FLUID; Aromatic 150 Fluid; AROMATIC 150/ANTI-STATIC; [ExxonMobil MSDS]


Petroleum Distillates, Other


Clear, pale yellow liquid; [ExxonMobil MSDS]


Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used in the chemical, fuel, agricultural, coatings (paints, lacquers, and varnishes), polymers, and textile processing industries; Used as a corrosion inhibitor, intermediate, pesticide, fuel additive, lubricant additive, solvent, herbicide solvent, cleaning/washing agent, disinfectant, impregnating agent, and for propulsion and heating; [IUCLID] Used as a solvent; [ExxonMobil MSDS]


TSCA Definition 2008: Obtained from distillation of aromatic streams and consisting of mainly aromatic hydrocarbons with carbon numbers of C9 through C16 and boiling range of 165 deg C to 290 deg C; [ChemIDplus] Not irritating or sensitizing in a dermal study of 26 human volunteers; Changes in hematological parameters, serum chemistry, increased relative kidney, liver, testes, and adrenal weights, and histopathological changes of the liver, thyroid, urinary bladder, and stomach observed in 13- week oral study of rats; No developmental effects observed in rats administered by gavage on days 6-15 of gestation; [IUCLID] May cause irritation; Ingestion may lead to aspiration causing lung injury; Inhalation of high concentrations may cause dizziness, anesthesia, and other CNS effects; [ExxonMobil MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.05 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 590 mg/m3/4hr

Explanatory Notes

For TLV, see Appendix H: Reciprocal Calculation Method for Certain Refined Hydrocarbon Solvent Vapors; [TLVs and BEIs]

Adverse Effects

CNS Solvent Syndrome


Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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