Agent Name

Fuel oil No. 6

CAS Number

68553-00-4

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Bunker fuel; Fuel Oil No. 6; No. 6 fuel oil; Fuel No. 6; Fuel No. 6 [Oil, fuel]; Fuel oil, No. 6; [ChemIDplus] Bunker C oil; Fuel oil, [no. 6]; Fuel oils; No. 6; Oils, fuel: no. 6; Residual fuel oil; [CAMEO] Carbon black feedstock; Catalytic cracked slurry oil; Catalytic cracked clarified oil; Aromatic process oil; Aromatic petroleum oil; Secondary plasticizer; Lubricating oil; Fuel Oil; Heavy fuel oil; Heavy fuel oil (low sulphur); Heizol schwer, HS; Olio combustibile, nafta, denso.; Pyrolyseol; Residuo; Residuo da Thermal Cracking; Residuo olio combustibile; [IUCLID] Heavy Fuel oil, No. 6; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization: Heavy Fuel Oils] Bunker C; Grade 6; [EPA OHM/TADS] Heavy Oil Product (HOP); Six Oil; 6 oil; [Total Petrochemicals MSDS] UN1268

Category

Petroleum Distillates, Other

Description

Thick black heated liquid with an odor of tar; mp = -4-13 deg C; [CHRIS] Dark brown liquid with an odor like asphalt; [Total Petrochemicals MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used in the fuel, chemical, and power industries; Used as a fuel, bitumen for roads, feedstock, and chemical intermediate; [IUCLID]

Comments

TSCA Definition 2008: A distillate oil having a minimum viscosity of 900 SUS at 37.7 deg C to a maximum of 9000 SUS at 37.7 deg C; [ChemIDplus] Causes mild skin and eye irritation in rabbits (classified by the EC as not irritating); Not sensitizing in guinea pig patch tests; Adverse skin effects and histopathological changes of the liver and urinary bladder observed in 10-day dermal study of rabbits; Adverse skin effects and histopathological changes of the liver observed in 10-day dermal study of rats; [IUCLID]A skin and eye irritant; May cause smarting and reddening of the skin if spilled on clothes and remains; [CHRIS] May release hydrogen sulfide gas; May cause irritation; [Total Petrochemicals MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Vapor pressure > 3.7 mm Hg at 20 deg C; [IUCLID] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Petroleum distillates, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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