Agent Name

Petroleum mid-distillate

CAS Number

68476-34-6

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Diesel Fuel No. 2; No. 2 Diesel Fuel; Primier diesel fuel; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Petroleum, Refined

Description

Yellow to dark liquid with a petroleum odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used for home heating; Fuel oils are refined from crude petroleum and consist of mixtures of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. Fuel oil no. 2 is a heavier blend than kerosene with hydrocarbons primarily in the C11-C20 range. [ATSDR ToxFAQs: Fuel Oils]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; Harmful if ingested; [CAMEO] Aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons cause trivial hepatic injury in animal experiments. [Haddad, 226t] See "Diesel fuel."

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

100 mg/m3, as total hydrocarbons (vapor and aerosol)

Explanatory Notes

Boiling point equals 162-360 C; Vapor pressure equals 2-26 mm HG; [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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