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General Description

Synonyms: Wood-tar creosote mixture of phenols and phenolic derivatives-- Synonyms-Creosote and Beechwood Coal-tar Creosote contains significant amounts of naphthalene and anthracene-- Synonyms-Creosote Oil, Liquid Pitch Oil, and Tar Oil

OSHA IMIS Code Number:
C129

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 8001-58-9

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

boiling range: 203-220°C (Wood-tar creosote)
distilling range: 200-400°C (Coal-tar creosote)

Health Factors

Carcinogenic Classification:

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Group 2A, probably carcinogenic to humans
Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • Suggested chemicals for sampling would be phenol, cresols, naphthalene, or PNA's.

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