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[ChemTech] A registered trademark name for a series of chlorinated hydrocarbon oils and waxes, such as perchloronaphthalene. Halowax® can be as hard as Microcrystalline wax. It has been use in the mid-20th century as a sealant and protective chemical resistant coating for textiles, wood, and paper.

Synonyms and Related Terms

perchloronaphthalene; trichloronaphthalene; tetrachloronaphthalene; pentachloronaphthalene; octachloronaphthalene

Hazards and Safety

  • Toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption
  • CAMEO Chemicals: Information sheet

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Insoluble in water
  • CAS = 5871-86-64

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Irving Skeist, Handbook of Adhesives, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1977

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