International Chemical Safety Cards

ACRYLAMIDE ICSC: 0091
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-Propene amide
Acrylic acid amide
Vinyl amide
C3H5NO / CH2=CHCONH2
Molecular mass: 71.1
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard ICSC #    0091
CAS #     79-06-1
RTECS # AS3325000
UN #        2074
EC #         616-003-00-0
October 04, 2000 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Weakness.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain. (Further see Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Weakness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Consult an expert! Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Separated from oxidants . Cool. Keep in the dark. Well closed.
Special material.
Note: D, E
T symbol
R: 45-46-20/21-25-36/38-43-48/23/24/25-62
S: 53-45
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0091 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

ACRYLAMIDE ICSC: 0091
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALS.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance will polymerize violently due to heating above 85C or under the influence of light and oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.3 mg/m3 skin
NIOSH REL: Ca TWA 0.03 mg/m3 skin See Appendix A
NIOSH IDLH: Ca 60 mg/m3 See: 79061
TLV: 0.03 mg/m as TWA; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: skin absorption (H); sensitization of skin (Sh);
Carcinogen category: 2; Germ cell mutagen group: 2;
(DFG 2006).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the nervous system , resulting in peripheral nerve damage. This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans. May cause heritable genetic damage in humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 84.5C
Density: 1.13
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 204
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 1
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.45
Flash point:
138C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 424C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.65 - -0.67
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to fish.
N O T E S
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Do NOT take working clothes home. Card has been partly updated in October 2004: see sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response. Card has been partly updated in October 2006: see section Occupational Exposure Limits.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT2-III

NFPA Code: H3; F2; R2;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0091 ACRYLAMIDE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.