Agent Name

Naphtha (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized heavy

CAS Number


Major Category

Other Classes


Naphtha, petroleum, hydrodesulfurized heavy; Hydrodesulfurized heavy naphtha; Naphtha, (petroleum), hydrodesulfurized heavy; [ChemIDplus] White spirit-high flash; White spirit-low aromatic; Acquaragia minerale; Essence lourde; HYDROSOL ESSENCE F; KERDANE SPECIAL; LAWS; LAWS, Low Aromatic White Spirit; LI 200; Low Aromatic White Spirit Naphtha; Raffinat Reformer 4; Raffinatbenzin Reformer; RAGIA MINERALE; Reformer-Einsatz, reformer feed; SPIRDANE 20 S; SPIRDANE HT; SPIRDANE K 2; SPIRDANE L 2; Stoddard solvent; Testbenzin; TREATED NAPHTHA/WHITE SPIRIT; Varsol 180/200; Varsol 30; VARSOL 40; Varsol 40 - Varsol 40S; Varsol 60; Virgin nafta desolforata; White Spirit; WHITE SPIRIT; White spirit 115; White spirit 98; [IUCLID] Cevron Standard Solvent 350; [Chevron Canada MSDS]


Petroleum Distillates, Other


Liquid; [Reference #1] Colorless liquid with an odor of hydrocarbons; [Chevron Canada MSDS]


Used in the chemical, fuel, metal refining, and coatings (paints, lacquers, and varnishes) industries; Used as a fuel additive, intermediate, laboratory chemical, and solvent; [IUCLID] Used in solvents, paints, cleaning/washing agents, corrosion inhibitors, degreasers, wood preservatives, biocides/pesticides, and adhesives; [Reference #1]


TSCA Definition 2008: Obtained from a catalytic hydrodesulfurization process and consisting of hydrocarbons with carbon numbers of C7 through C12 and boiling range of 90 deg C to 230 deg C; [ChemIDplus] The primary hazard of repeated inhalation exposure to white spirits is neurotoxicity; Long-term occupational exposure has been associated with chronic toxic encephalopathy; [Reference #1] A skin irritant; Harmful by ingestion--may cause lung damage by aspiration; Inhalation may cause CNS depression; [Chevron Canada MSDS] See "Stoddard solvent."

Reference Link

ECHA: Annex 1 - Background Document on White Spirit - 2011

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.22 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 12,000 mg/m3/6hr

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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