- Haze wax
- Sumach wax
- Rhus seccedana wax
Off-white solid with a slight odor.
Used as a a substitute for beeswax in wax varnishes or candles, ingredients in plasters, ointments.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry location in a tightly sealed container.
Protective equipment for skin is not normally required for solid material. The use of thermally-resistant gloves is recommended when there is a potential for exposure to molten wax. Approved eye protection to safeguard against potential eye contact, irritation, or injury is recommended.
No respiratory protection is required when working with the solid material. If airborne concentrations of wax fumes generated from molten wax are expected, a NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying respirator with a dust/mist/fume filter may be used. Protection provided by air purifying respirators is limited (see manufacturers respirator selection guide). Use a positive-pressure-air-supplied-respirator if there is potential for an uncontrolled release, exposure levels are not known, or any other circumstances where air-purifying respirators may not provide adequate protection. A respiratory- protection program that meets OSHAs 29 CFR 1910.34 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirators use.
Stable under normal conditions of storage.
Use dry chemical, foam, water, sand or earth.
No harmful effects are expected.
Vapors from molten wax are expected to have a low degree of irritation.
Solid is not expected to be an irritant however molten wax may cause thermal burns.
Solid is not expected to be an eye irritant however molten wax may cause thermal burns.
First aid is not normally required.
Move victim away from source of exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If victim is not breathing, immediately begin artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen.
For contact with molten material, leave material on skin, flush or immerse in cold water then seek medical attention.
If irritation or redness develops, move victim away from exposure into fresh air. Flush eyes with clean water. If irritation percists, seek medical attention.