Kerosene

A refined petroleum solvent (predominantly C9-C16), which typically is 25% normal paraffins, 11% branched paraffins, 30% monocycloparaffins, 12% dicycloparaffins, 1% tricycloparaffins, 16% mononuclear aromatics & 5% dinuclear aromatics.], Jet fuel 5, Jet fuel 8, K-1 kerosene, hydrotreated distillate light, white kerosene, stove oil, light distillate, furnace oil, fuel oil light

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Formula: | CAS: 8008-20-6

Synonyms: A refined petroleum solvent (predominantly C9-C16), which typically is 25% normal paraffins, 11% branched paraffins, 30% monocycloparaffins, 12% dicycloparaffins, 1% tricycloparaffins, 16% mononuclear aromatics & 5% dinuclear aromatics.], Jet fuel 5, Jet fuel 8, K-1 kerosene, hydrotreated distillate light, white kerosene, stove oil, light distillate, furnace oil, fuel oil light

Kerosene is a low flammability wide cut hydrocarbon fuel comprising hydrocarbons typically containing between 10 and 16 carbon atoms. It is used widely as a fuel and for lighting where electricity is not easily available, and in jet fuel grades.

Specification

Specification Value/Information
CAS no. 8008-20-6
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV NA
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV 0.8
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eV 0.7
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar) 0.142
Molecular Weight, g/mole 170.0
Melting point, °C -45.6
Specification Value/Information
Boiling point, °C 175
Flash point, °C 81
Upper Explosive Limit, % 5
Lower Explosive Limit, % 0.7
Density, g.cm⁻³ 0.81
Ionisation Energy, eV ~8
NIOSH TWA REL, mg.m⁻³ 100

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