Japan wax

  • Haze wax
  • Sumach wax
  • Rhus seccedana wax
Description
Off-white solid with a slight odor.
Uses
Used as a a substitute for beeswax in wax varnishes or candles, ingredients in plasters, ointments.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8001-39-6
Merck
12,5270
EPA OPP
99501
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7792
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Unspecified
Melting point, °C
50
Boiling point, °C
> 340
Density
0.96 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry location in a tightly sealed container.
Protection
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.
Respirators
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 manufacturer’s 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 OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.34 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator’s use.
Stability
Stable under normal conditions of storage.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
150
Fire fighting
Use dry chemical, foam, water, sand or earth.

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
No harmful effects are expected.
   Inhalation
Vapors from molten wax are expected to have a low degree of irritation.
   Skin
Solid is not expected to be an irritant however molten wax may cause thermal burns.
   Eyes
Solid is not expected to be an eye irritant however molten wax may cause thermal burns.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
First aid is not normally required.
   Inhalation
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.
   Skin
For contact with molten material, leave material on skin, flush or immerse in cold water then seek medical attention.
   Eyes
If irritation or redness develops, move victim away from exposure into fresh air. Flush eyes with clean water. If irritation percists, seek medical attention.

Transport.