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KEROSENE
ICSC: 0663
Peer-Review Status: 26.11.1998 Validated
Kerosine
Light petroleum
Lamp oil
Fuel oil no°1 
CAS #: 8008-20-6 RTECS #: OA5500000
UN #: 1223
EC #: 649-404-00-4
EINECS #: 232-366-4
   

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 37°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 37°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!   
Inhalation Confusion. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Sore throat. Unconciousness.  Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Dry skin. Roughness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 65; S: (2)-23-24-62; Note: H 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-551.
NFPA Code: H0; F2; R0. 
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
LOW VISCOSITY LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the skin and respiratory tract. If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The liquid defats the skin. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 150-300°C
Melting point: -20°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
Solubility in water: none
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
Flash point: 37-65°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 220°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.7-5 
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Physical properties vary, depending on the composition.
Ingestion of kerosene (lamp oil) is a major cause of accidental poisoning in children. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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