Fuel oil No. 6

Agent Name
Fuel oil No. 6
CAS Number
Major Category
Other Classes
Bunker fuel; Fuel Oil No. 6; No. 6 fuel oil; Fuel No. 6; Fuel No. 6 [Oil, fuel]; Fuel oil, No. 6; [ChemIDplus] Bunker C oil; Fuel oil, [no. 6]; Fuel oils; No. 6; Oils, fuel: no. 6; Residual fuel oil; [CAMEO] Carbon black feedstock; Catalytic cracked slurry oil; Catalytic cracked clarified oil; Aromatic process oil; Aromatic petroleum oil; Secondary plasticizer; Lubricating oil; Fuel Oil; Heavy fuel oil; Heavy fuel oil (low sulphur); Heizol schwer, HS; Olio combustibile, nafta, denso.; Pyrolyseol; Residuo; Residuo da Thermal Cracking; Residuo olio combustibile; [IUCLID] Heavy Fuel oil, No. 6; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization: Heavy Fuel Oils] Bunker C; Grade 6; [EPA OHM/TADS] Heavy Oil Product (HOP); Six Oil; 6 oil; [Total Petrochemicals MSDS] UN1268
Petroleum Distillates, Other
Thick black heated liquid with an odor of tar; mp = -4-13 deg C; [CHRIS] Dark brown liquid with an odor like asphalt; [Total Petrochemicals MSDS]
Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used in the fuel, chemical, and power industries; Used as a fuel, bitumen for roads, feedstock, and chemical intermediate; [IUCLID]
TSCA Definition 2008: A distillate oil having a minimum viscosity of 900 SUS at 37.7 deg C to a maximum of 9000 SUS at 37.7 deg C; [ChemIDplus] Causes mild skin and eye irritation in rabbits (classified by the EC as not irritating); Not sensitizing in guinea pig patch tests; Adverse skin effects and histopathological changes of the liver and urinary bladder observed in 10-day dermal study of rabbits; Adverse skin effects and histopathological changes of the liver observed in 10-day dermal study of rats; [IUCLID]A skin and eye irritant; May cause smarting and reddening of the skin if spilled on clothes and remains; [CHRIS] May release hydrogen sulfide gas; May cause irritation; [Total Petrochemicals MSDS]
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

Explanatory Notes
Vapor pressure > 3.7 mm Hg at 20 deg C; [IUCLID] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Petroleum distillates, n.o.s."
high ambient temp required

Adverse Effects

Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent

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