NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Paraffin wax fume CAS 8002-74-2
CnH2n+2 RTECS RV0350000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Paraffin fume, Paraffin scale fume
DOT ID & Guide
NIOSH REL: TWA 2 mg/m3
OSHA PEL†: none
IDLH N.D. Conversion
Physical Description
Paraffin wax is a white to slightly yellowish, odorless solid. [Note: Consists of a mixture of high molecular weight hydrocarbons (e.g., C36H74).]
MW: 350-420
BP: ?
MLT: 115-154°F
Sol: Insoluble
VP: ?
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 0.88-0.92
Fl.P: 390°F
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported
Measurement Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation

First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately

Breathing: Respiratory support

Respirator Recommendations To be added later
Exposure Routes inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms Irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; discomfort, nausea
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system