Petroleum Benzin
Title: Petroleum Benzin
CAS Registry Number: 8030-30-6
CAS Name: Naphtha
Additional Names: benzin; petroleum naphtha
Literature References: Term that has been applied to low boiling fractions of petroleum, consisting chiefly of hydrocarbons of the methane series, principally pentanes and hexanes.
Properties: Clear, colorless, nonfluorescent, highly flammable, volatile liq; characteristic odor; does not solidify in the cold. The vapors mixed with air explode if ignited. Keep tightly closed in a cool place and away from fire. d 0.625-0.660; bp between 35-80°. Insol in water. Miscible with abs alc, benzene, chloroform, ether, carbon disulfide, carbon tetrachloride, and oils except castor oil.
Boiling point: bp between 35-80°
Density: d 0.625-0.660
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are lightheadedness, drowsiness; irritation of eyes, nose and skin; dermatitis. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 220.
Use: Pharmaceutic aid (solvent).
Therap-Cat: Counterirritant.

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