Coal tar creosote

Agent Name
Coal tar creosote
CAS Number
Major Category
Other Classes
Brick oil; Coal tar creosote; Coal tar creosote oils; Coal tar oil; Creosote, from coal tar Creosotum; Cresylic creosote; Heavy oil; Liquid pitch oil; Naphthalene oil; Petroleum creosote; Preserv-O-sote; Sakresote 100; Wash oil; [ChemIDplus]
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Yellow to black liquid with a tarry odor; [CHRIS] Brown to black material with a strong aromatic, slightly sour odor; [CHEMINFO MSDS]
Used as a wood preservative and lubricant (die molding); [CHEMINFO MSDS] Coal tar products include coal tar, coal tar pitch, and creosote. [NIOSH]
Wood creosote (8021-39-4) is derived from the distillation of beechwood tar; it is yellow, transparent, and chemically distinct from coal tar creosote. [ATSDR ToxProfiles] Liquid may cause second degree burns after contact for a few minutes; [CHRIS] Can cause photosensitization of the skin; A skin, eye, and upper respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] Coal tar pitch volatiles (65996-93-2) and Coal tar (8007-45-2) are covered separately.
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

Vapor Pressure
4 mm Hg
Explanatory Notes
For occupational exposure limits, see "Coal tar pitch volatiles."
high ambient temp required

Adverse Effects

PICD (photoirritant contact dermatitis)
IARC Carcinogen
Probable (2a)

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


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