Paraffin Chlorinated
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Title: Paraffin Chlorinated
Trademarks: Chlorcosane; Cereclor
Literature References: Prepared by chlorinating a liquid paraffin. Contains about 50% Cl.
Properties: Light yellow to amber, thick, oily liq; odorless and stable in air. d 1.00-1.07. Insol in water. Slightly sol in alc; miscible with benzene, chloroform, ether, carbon tetrachloride.
Density: d 1.00-1.07
CAUTION: Chlorinated paraffins (C12, 60% Cl) are reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens: Report on Carcinogens, Eleventh Edition (PB2005-104914, 2004) p III-51.
Use: As solvent for dichloramine-T, dissolving about 8%.

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