International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYL ACETATE ICSC: 0367
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Acetic acid, ethyl ester
Acetic ether
C4H8O2 / CH3COOC2H5
Molecular mass: 88.1
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    0367
CAS #     141-78-6
RTECS # AH5425000
UN #        1173
EC #         607-022-00-5
September 10, 1997 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
AFFF, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Use non-sparking handtools.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Sore throat. Unconsciousness. Weakness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, 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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Well closed.

F symbol
Xi symbol
R: 11-36-66-67
S: 2-16-26-33
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0367 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

ETHYL ACETATE ICSC: 0367
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Heating may cause violent combustion or explosion. The substance decomposes under the influence of UV light , acids , bases . Reacts with strong oxidants , bases or acids . Attacks aluminium and plastics.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 400 ppm as TWA; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 400 ppm, 1500 mg/m³;
Peak limitation category: I(2); Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL: TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 2000 ppm 10%LEL See: 141786


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour.

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract . The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure far above the OEL may result in death.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 77°C
Melting point: -84°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Solubility in water:
very good
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 10
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.0
Flash point: -4°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 427°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.2-11.5
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.73
ENVIRONMENTAL
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N O T E S
Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect. Acetidin, Vinegar naphtha are trade names. Card has been partly updated in October 2004. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1173

NFPA Code: H1; F3; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0367 ETHYL ACETATE
(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.