NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

VM & P Naphtha CAS 8032-32-4

RTECS OI6180000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Ligroin, Painters naphtha, Petroleum ether, Petroleum spirit, Refined solvent naphtha, Varnish makers' & painters' naphtha
DOT ID & Guide
1271 128
Exposure
Limits
NIOSH REL: TWA 350 mg/m3 C 1800 mg/m3 [15-minute]
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH N.D. Conversion
Physical Description
Clear to yellowish liquid with a pleasant, aromatic odor.
MW: 87-114 (approx)
BP: 203-320°F
FRZ: ?
Sol: Insoluble
VP: 2-20 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr(60°F): 0.73-0.76
Fl.P: 20-55°F
UEL: 6.0%
LEL: 1.2%

Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 73F and BP at or above 100F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported [Note: VM&P Naphtha is a refined petroleum solvent predominantly C7-C11 which is typically 55% paraffins, 30% monocycloparaffins, 2% dicycloparaffins & 12% alklybenzenes.]
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1550; OSHA 48
Personal Protection & Sanitation
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet (flammable)
Change: No recommendation

First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash promptly
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations NIOSH
Up to 3500 mg/m3: (APF = 10) Any chemical cartridge respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)/(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator
Up to 8750 mg/m3: (APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode/(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)
Up to 17,500 mg/m3: (APF = 50) Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)/(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister/(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)/(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece/(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece
Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions: (APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode/(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
Escape: (APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Exposure Routes inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms Irritation eyes, upper respiratory system; dermatitis; central nervous system depression; chemical pneumonitis (aspiration liquid)
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system
See also: INTRODUCTION