Agent Name

Paraffins (petroleum), normal C5-20

CAS Number


Major Category

Other Classes


Heavy normal paraffins (petroleum); Heavy normal paraffins concentrate (petroleum); Isoparaffinic hydrocarbons; Light Normal Paraffin Concentrate (Petroleum); Light Normal Paraffins (Petroleum); Normal C5-20 paraffins (petroleum); Normal paraffins; Paraffins, petroleum, normal C5-20; [ChemIDplus] ALKANES C5-20; Exx-print H92D; Exxpar 251; Exxpar 451; Halpasol 190/240; Jayflex 615; LINPAR; Mihagol-L; Mihagol-M; Mihagol-S; n-Paraffin M; n-Paraffin L; n-Paraffin S; n-ALKANES C10-C13; n-ALKANES C14-C17; n-Paraffin; n-PARAFFINS C10-C13; n-PARAFFINS C14-C17; Norpar 12; Norpar 13; Norpar 15; P-120; P-147; PETREPAR 120; PETREPAR 147; PKWF 28/31 af; PKEF 4/7 af; PKWF 6/9 af; [IUCLID] NORPAR 12 FLUID; [ExxonMobil MSDS] UN1268


Petroleum Distillates, Other


Clear colorless liquid with a mild petroleum odor; [ExxonMobil MSDS]


Used in the chemical, electrical/electronic engineering, and coatings (paints, lacquers, and varnishes) industries; Used as an intermediate, viscosity adjustor, solvent, cleaning/washing agent, and disinfectant; [IUCLID] Used as a solvent; [ExxonMobil MSDS]


TSCA Definition 2008: Obtained by a selective adsorption process using a solid adsorbent such as a molecular sieve and consisting of straight chain saturated hydrocarbons with carbon numbers of C5 through C20 and boiling range of 35 deg C to 345 deg C; [ChemIDplus] May cause mild temporary irritation; May be harmful by ingestion--may cause lung damage by aspiration; High vapor concentrations may cause eye and respiratory tract irritation, dizziness, and anesthetic effects; [ExxonMobil MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.48 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Petroleum distillates, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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Toxicity Information


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