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SODIUM TRICHLOROACETATE

ICSC: 1139

TCA-sodium
TCA
STCA
Trichloroacetic acid, sodium salt
C2Cl3NaO2 / CCl3CO2Na
Molecular mass: 185.4
ICSC #    1139
CAS #     650-51-1
RTECS # AJ9100000
EC #         607-005-00-2
June 03, 2002 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles.
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. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles.)
Separated from strong bases. Dry.

Xi symbol
N symbol
R: 37-50/53
S: 2-46-60-61
ICSC: 1139 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.

SODIUM TRICHLOROACETATE

ICSC: 1139

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
HYGROSCOPIC WHITE TO YELLOW POWDER

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong bases

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
producing chloroform - see ICSC 0027.


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

INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly on spraying.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Decomposes below melting point at 165°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25°C: 120 (very good)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.002

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be given to avoid any additional release, e.g. through inappropriate disposal.

N O T E S

Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. TCA is also the abbreviation for trichloroacetic acid (ICSC 0586) in some countries.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1139 SODIUM TRICHLOROACETATE
(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.
 
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