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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 575
Revision Date: February 6, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Paraffin Wax

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10093
Signal Word
N/A
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
This chemical is considered nonhazardous according to GHS classifications for the Hazard Communication Standard. Treat all laboratory chemicals with caution.

Although this material is considered to be nonhazardous, unpredictable reactions among chemicals are always possible. Prudent laboratory practices should be observed.

Product should be treated as a chemical and is not for consumption as it has been stored with other nonfood-grade chemicals.
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Paraffin Wax

8002-74-2 Mixture of waxes Mixture
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing.
If on skin: Remove hot wax immediately and treat burn appropriately.
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Class IIIB combustible solid.
Flash point: 199 °C Flammable limits: Lower: 1% Upper: 7% Autoignition Temperature: 245 °C
Wax does not always smoke before it ignites. If melting wax use a thermometer.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
H-1
F-1
R-0
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Sweep up, place in sealed bag or container and dispose. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Organic #3. Store with hydrocarbons, oils, esters and aldehydes.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Exposure guidelines: TLV 2 mg/m3 as fume (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
White translucent solid. Odorless.
Soluble: Warm alcohol, olive oil, and other organic solvents. Insoluble in water.
Mixture of solid hydrocarbons of high molecular weight.
Boiling point: exceeds autoignition temperature
Melting point: 50-57 °C
Specific gravity: 0.880-0.915
Not for human use.

SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid high heat and conditions which cause the wax to catch on fire.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: N.A.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: N.A.
ORL-RAT LD50: greater than 5000 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: greater than 5000 mg/kg
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #26a is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Not regulated. Hazard class: N/A. UN number: N/A.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
Not listed.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.