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PETROLATUM

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The Chemical Identifier fields include common identification numbers, the NFPA diamond U.S. Department of Transportation hazard labels, and a general description of the chemical. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
CAS Number UN/NA Number
  • 8009-03-8
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DOT Hazard Label USCG CHRIS Code
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NIOSH Pocket Guide International Chem Safety Card
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NFPA 704
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General Description
Dark brown, green, amber or white odorless thick liquid. Floats on water. (USCG, 1999)

The Hazard fields include special hazard alerts air and water reactions, fire hazards, health hazards, a reactivity profile, and details about reactive groups assignments and potentially incompatible absorbents. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Reactivity Alerts
none
Air & Water Reactions
No rapid reaction with air. No rapid reaction with water.
Fire Hazard
Combustible. (USCG, 1999)
Health Hazard
LIQUID: Irritating to eyes. (USCG, 1999)
Reactivity Profile
PETROLATUM is unreactive in most circumstances.
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents

No information available.

The Response Recommendation fields include isolation and evacuation distances, as well as recommendations for firefighting, non-fire response, protective clothing, and first aid. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Isolation and Evacuation
No information available.
Firefighting
Extinguish with foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide. Cool exposed containers with water. (USCG, 1999)
Non-Fire Response
Stop discharge if possible. Keep people away. Avoid contact with liquid. Isolate and remove discharged material. Notify local health and pollution control agencies. (USCG, 1999)
Protective Clothing
No information available.
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First Aid
EYES: wash with water. (USCG, 1999)

The Physical Property fields include properties such as vapor pressure and boiling point, as well as explosive limits and toxic exposure thresholds The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Chemical Formula: data unavailable
Flash Point: 360 to 430 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): data unavailable
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): data unavailable
Autoignition Temperature: data unavailable
Melting Point: 100 to 135 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Vapor Pressure: data unavailable
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): data unavailable
Specific Gravity: 0.865 at 140 ° F Estimated. (USCG, 1999)
Boiling Point: Very high. (USCG, 1999)
Molecular Weight: data unavailable
Water Solubility: data unavailable
Ionization Potential: data unavailable
IDLH: data unavailable

AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

No AEGL information available.

ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)

No ERPG information available.

PACs (Protective Action Criteria)

No PAC information available.

The Regulatory Information fields include information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Title III Consolidated List of Lists, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard List (see more about these data sources).

EPA Consolidated List of Lists

No regulatory information available.

DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

No regulatory information available.

OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard List

No regulatory information available.

This section provides a listing of alternate names for this chemical, including trade names and synonyms.
  • PETROLATUM
  • PETROLATUM JELLY
  • PETROLEUM JELLY
  • VASELINE
  • YELLOW PETROLATUM

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