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PETROLATUM (WHITE)ICSC: 1440
June 2002
CAS #: 8009-03-8Vaseline
Petroleum jelly
Paraffin jelly
EINECS #: 232-373-2

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation      
Skin      
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.   

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
PETROLATUM (WHITE) ICSC: 1440
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-WHITE WAXY PASTE. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 


Boiling point: 302°C
Melting point: 36-60°C
Density: 0.9 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: <1.3
Flash point: 182-221°C
Auto-ignition temperature: >290°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.9-7 (estimated)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: >6
Viscosity: 18.2 cSt at 100°C 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
The substance consists of saturated hydrocarbons with carbon numbers mainly higher than 25.
Its composition depends upon the petroleum source and refining process.
Highly refined (White Petrolatum) grades are used in pharmacy and cosmetics.
Less refined grades (Yellow, amber or brown Petrolatum) are used industrially and may contain impurities such as carcinogenic polycyclic aromatics.
Therefore, the European Union applies the risk phrase R 45 (May cause cancer) with Note N to petrolatum.
Note N reads ''the classification as a carcinogen need not apply if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen.
This note applies to certain complex oil-derived substances in Annex I''. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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