Paraffin oils

  • Mineral Seal Oil
  • Hydrocarbon oils, alkane or paraffin
  • White mineral oil
  • Nujol
Formula
Mixture
Description
Colorless oily liquid.
Uses
Suspend polishing compounts for wood finishes, burning in glass votives, solvent.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8012-95-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-384-2
RTECS
XH7480000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
1270
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
EPA OPP
63502
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Boiling point, °C
360
Vapor pressure, mmHg
< 0.01 Pa (20 C)
Saturation Concentration
Less than 658 ppm (0.07%) at 20 C (calculated)
Evaporization number
0 (butyl acetate=1)
Density
0.860 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary. UP TO 50 mg/m3: Respirator with high-efficiency particulate filter(s); or SAR. UP TO 125 mg/m3: SAR operated in a continuous-flow mode; or powered air- purifying respirator with high-efficiency particulate filter. UP TO 250 mg/m3: Full-facepiece respirator with high-efficiency particulate filter(s).
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
230
Autoignition, °C
300
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. Extinguishing media: For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam.
Fire potential
This chemical is combustible.
Hazards
Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
2
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
NIOSH REL: TWA 5 mg/m3 ST 10 mg/m3 OSHA PEL: TWA 5 mg/m3 2500 mg/m3
Poison_Class
F (Not subject to toxicity classification)
Exposure effects
Chronic exposure may cause lung damage.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. Prolonged and/or repeated contact may cause defatting of the skin and dermatitis. Chronic exposure may cause lung damage.
   Eyes
Causes severe eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
1270
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
OMN
 
33 Misc. hydrocarbon mixtures
HS Code
2710 19 85
 
IMO Pollution Category
I@