- Hydrocarbon wax
- Petroleum wax
- Hard Paraffin
White translucent tasteless odorless solids. A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum fractions.
Used in candles, lubricants, crayons, floor polishes, cosmetics, chewing gum.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Tumorigen; Primary Irritant
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
47 - 65
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.75 (20 C)
0.88 - 0.92 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a tightly closed container. Refrigerator (approx 4 C). Store in a cool, dry area away from incompatible substances.
Wash hands before eating. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Use with adequate ventilation.
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 minimize contact with skin.
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Provide ventilation.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, acrid smoke and fumes.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
Use dry chemical, CO2, alcohol foam, or water spray. In fire conditions, fire-fighters should wear an appropriate mask or a self-containing breathing apparatus.Wash spill area with soap and water.
Flammable/combustible material. May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames.
contact lenses. Immediately flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes, keeping Fire or excessive heat may produce hazardous decomposition products to be produced as dust or fume.
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis.
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
Low hazard for usual industrial handling. If heated, dust or fume may cause respiratory tract irritation. Inhalation of a mist of this material may cause respiratory tract irritation.
Low hazard for usual industrial handling. Contact with heated material can cause skin burns and irritation.
May cause mild eye irritation.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid if irritation or symptoms occur.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
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. Wash clothing before reuse.
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. If irritation develops, get medical aid.