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Substance Name: Paraffin [JAN:NF]
RN: 8002-74-2
UNII: I9O0E3H2ZE

Notes

  • A mixture of solid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum. It has a wide range of uses including as a stiffening agent in ointments, as a lubricant, and as a topical anti-inflammatory. It is also commonly used as an embedding material in histology.
  • TSCA Definition 2017: A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum fractions (by solvent crystallization or the sweating process) or from the catalytic hydrogenation of carbon monoxide (the Fischer-Tropsch Process). It consists predominantly of straight chain hydrocarbons having carbon numbers predominantly greater than C20.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
 

Classification Codes

Classification Codes

  • Pharmaceutic Aid (Stiffening Agent)
  • Skin / Eye Irritant
  • TSCA UVCB
  • Tumor Data

Superlist Classification Code

  • TWA 2 mg/m3

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Paraffin
  • Paraffin [JAN:NF]
  • Petroleum wax, crystalline
  • Synthetic wax
  • Waxes, paraffin

MeSH Heading

  • Paraffin

Synonyms

  • EC 232-315-6
  • EINECS 232-315-6
  • FEMA No. 3216
  • Hard paraffin
  • Hartparaffin
  • Hydrocarbon wax
  • Paraffin
  • Paraffin wax
  • Paraffin wax (petroleum)
  • Paraffin waxes
  • Paraffin waxes and hydrocarbon waxes
  • Paraffin, hard
  • Poly(methylene)wax
  • Synthetic paraffin wax, Fischer-Tropsch
  • UNII-I9O0E3H2ZE
  • Wax extract
  • Wax, hydrocarbon
  • Wax, paraffin
  • Zeresin

Systematic Names

  • Paraffin
  • Paraffin waxes and hydrocarbon waxes

Superlist Names

  • Paraffin
  • Paraffin wax
  • Paraffin wax fume
  • Paraffin waxes and hydrocarbon waxes
  • Paraffin [Waxes]

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 8002-74-2

FDA UNII

  • I9O0E3H2ZE

Other Registry Numbers

  • 105054-93-1
  • 105845-08-7
  • 115251-23-5
  • 115251-24-6
  • 12704-91-5
  • 12704-92-6
  • 12795-75-4
  • 160936-34-5
  • 37220-23-8
  • 37339-80-3
  • 39355-22-1
  • 39373-78-9
  • 401516-34-5
  • 51331-35-2
  • 54692-42-1
  • 57572-43-7
  • 57608-84-1
  • 58057-11-7
  • 68607-08-9
  • 68649-50-3
  • 70431-26-4
  • 72993-88-5
  • 72993-89-6
  • 72993-90-9
  • 8035-62-9
  • 8044-02-8
  • 8044-79-9
  • 9083-41-4

System Generated Number

  • 0008002742