Candelilla wax

Formula
Unspecified
Description
Odorless, brown-tan solid.
Uses
Production of cosmetics, rubber substitutes, furniture and leather polishes, candles, sealing wax, phonograph records.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8006-44-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-347-0
Merck
12,1787
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7765
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Melting point, °C
68-70
Density
0.950-0.990 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a closed container away from ignition sources.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
NIOSH certificed organic vapor respirator with dust/mist filter.
Small spills/leaks
Remove all ignition sources. Absorb with appropriate inert material. Large spills may be picked up using vacuum pumps or shovels. Place in container for disposal.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Laxative properties. Abdominal cramps, diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Mildly irritating. Cough, shortnes of breath.
   Skin
Mild irritation.
   Eyes
Mild irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
WCD
 
IMO Pollution Category
D@