International Chemical Safety Cards

ACETIC ACID ICSC: 0363
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Glacial acetic acid
Ethanoic acid
Ethylic acid
Methanecarboxylic acid
C2H4O2 / CH3COOH
Molecular mass: 60.1
3 Flammable Liquid placard 8 Corrosive placard ICSC #    0363
CAS #     64-19-7
RTECS # AF1225000
UN #        2789
EC #         607-002-00-6
May 06, 2010 Validated
Ju, 010 IPCS checked incl GHS
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 39C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed. Risk of fire and explosion on contact with strong oxidants.
Above 39C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Sore throat. Cough. Burning sensation. Headache. Dizziness. Shortness of breath. Laboured breathing.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •SKIN Pain. Redness. Skin burns. Blisters.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower for at least 15 minutes. Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Severe burns. Loss of vision.
Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •INGESTION Sore throat. Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Vomiting. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. If within a few minutes after ingestion, one small glass of water may be given to drink Refer immediately for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Cautiously neutralize spilled liquid with sodium carbonate only under the responsibility of an expert. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids, strong bases, food and feedstuffs . Store in original container. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Note: B
C symbol
R: 10-35
S: 1/2-23-26-45
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Subsidiary Risks: 3
UN Packing Group: II
Signal: Danger
Flame-Corr-Excl mark-Health haz
Flammable liquid and vapour
Harmful if inhaled vapour
Harmful in contact with skin
May be harmful if swallowed
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
May cause respiratory irritation
Causes damage to respiratory system through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled
Harmful to aquatic life
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0363 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

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance is a weak acid. Reacts violently with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Reacts violently with strong bases , strong acids and many other compounds. Attacks some forms of plastic rubber and coatings .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 10 ppm as TWA; 15 ppm as STEL (ACGIH 2010).
EU OEL: 10 ppm; 25 mg/m as TWA (EU 1991).
OSHA PEL: TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3) ST 15 ppm (37 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 50 ppm See: 64197


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
Serious local effects by all routes of exposure. inhal. LC50/1 hour =5620 ppm -> LC50 4h =1405 ppm (3513 mg/m3, 3.5 mg/l) LD50 in rats 3310 mg/kg bw; oral LD50 in mice 4960 mg/kg bw;

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. Inhalation may cause lung oedema, but only after initial corrosive effects on eyes and/or airways have become manifest. 47 igs exposed for one hour to conc. up to 568 ppm of acetic acid developed bronchial constriction.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to an aerosol of this substance. Risk of tooth erosion upon repeated or prolonged exposure to an aerosol of this substance.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 118C
Melting point: 16.7C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.05
Solubility in water:
miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 1.5
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.02
Flash point: 39C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 485C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 6.0-17
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.17
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
UN number 2789 is for acetic acid, glacial or acetic acid solution, more than 80 % acid by mass. Other UN numbers: UN 2790 acetic acid solution (10-80% acetic acid); UN hazard class 8, packing group II-III.
NFPA Code: H3; F2; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0363 ACETIC ACID
(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.