Petrolatum

Formula
Unspecified
Description
Yellow to amber semi-solid, odorless hydrocarbon mixture.
Uses
Lubricating firearms & machinery, leather grease, shoe polish, modeling clays, in cosmetics.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8009-03-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-373-2
EC Index Number
649-254-00-X
EC Class
Carcinogenic Category 2
S 24/25 28A 37 45
RTECS
SE6780000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
EPA OPP
598400
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7800
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Melting point, °C
38
Boiling point, °C
343
Density
0.815 - 0.880 g/cm3
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.
D2B
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. 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: Protective garments not normally required. Clothing: Protective garments not normally required.
Respirators
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.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, irritating aldehydes and ketones.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
185
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Combustion generates toxic fumes. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Fire potential
Combustible solid.
Health
0
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
Generally not hazardous in normal handling, however good laboratory practices should always be used.
   Ingestion
Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
   Inhalation
Inhalation of a mist of this material may cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Eyes
May cause mild eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   Inhalation
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.
   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. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
PTL
 
33 Misc. hydrocarbon mixtures
HS Code
2710 19 99
 
IMO Chemical Code
18
IMO Pollution Category
III