Agent Name

Paraffin wax fume

CAS Number

8002-74-2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Hard paraffin; Hartparaffin; Hydrocarbon wax; Paraffin; Paraffin wax; Paraffin wax (petroleum); Paraffin waxes; Paraffin waxes and hydrocarbon waxes; Paraffin, hard; Poly(methylene)wax; Synthetic paraffin wax, Fischer-Tropsch; Wax extract; Wax, hydrocarbon; Wax, paraffin; Zeresin; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Paraffin wax is a white to slightly yellowish, odorless solid. [Note: Consists of a mixture of high molecular weight hydrocarbons (e.g., C36H74).]; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

"Used in candles, lubricants, crayons, floor polishes, cosmetics, chewing gum." [CAMEO]

Comments

An eye, nose and throat irritant; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

2 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 390 deg F;

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