Naphthalene (C10H8) is a white crystalline volatile solid used as a chemical intermediate, fumigant, and surfactant; contains a tar-like odor. The chemical is a flammable, sensitizer, and a possible carcinogen.. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Naphthalene. Please review our fire rated products: FIRELoc

Naphthalene Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flash point 79_87°C
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant, approved flammables storage buildings, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition. Dust can form explosive mixtures with air.
  • Compatible Details: Strong oxidizers, chromic anhydride
  • Description: Naphthalene is an organic compound with formula C 10H 8. It is the simplest polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, and is a white crystalline solid with a characteristic odor that is detectable at concentrations as low as 0.08 ppm by mass.
  • Classification: N/A
  • Brand Name: n/a

Naphthalene Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C10H8 1.14 g/cm 424°F (21°C) bicyclo[4.4.0]deca-1,3,5,7,9-pentene 128.1705 g/mol methanol, n-octanol, cold water, and hot water 176°F (80.2°C)

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