Agent Name

Hydrocarbon waxes, (petroleum), hydrotreated microcrystallized

CAS Number

64742-60-5

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Hydrotreated microcrystalline wax; Hydrocarbon waxes, petroleum, hydrotreated microcryst.; [ChemIDplus] Cire hydrotraitee; Hydrocarbons C25-C50; LMP/HMO WAX; Mikrowachs, hydriert; [IUCLID] Hydrocarbon waxes (petroleum), hydrotreated, microcrystalline; [Reference #1] CALUMET CW-180; Hydrocarbon waxes, petroleum, hydrotreated microcrystalline; [Calumet Specialty Products MSDS]

Category

Petroleum Distillates, Other

Description

White to yellowish waxy solid or pellets with a hydrocarbon odor; [Calumet Specialty Products MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in the chemical, fuel, and cosmetics/personal care industries; Used as an intermediate, feedstock for Vaseline manufacture, gum base, in candles, and packing; [IUCLID] Used to make rubber, large scale and fine chemicals, polymers, lubricants, adhesives/sealants, polishes/wax blends, pharmaceuticals, food/feedstuff additives, in coatings, agrochemicals, road and construction applications, explosives manufacture and use, as a functional fluid, release agent or binder, laboratory reagent, fuel, and in various consumer products; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations] Used in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, and wax industries; [Calumet Specialty Products MSDS]

Comments

"TSCA Definition 2008: A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treating a petroleum microcrystalline wax with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It consists predominantly of long, branched chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly in the range of C25 through C50." [ChemIDplus] Not expected to cause significant adverse health effects; [Calumet Specialty Products MSDS]

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