International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM ACETATE ICSC: 0565
SODIUM ACETATE
Acetic acid sodium salt
CH3COONa
Molecular mass: 82.04
CAS # 127-09-3
RTECS # AJ4375000
ICSC # 0565
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Water spray, powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    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.
    Rest.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
    Separated from strong acids. Dry.

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    ICSC: 0565 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    SODIUM ACETATE ICSC: 0565

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALLINE POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating, on contact with strong acids producing acetic acid fumes. The substance is a weak base. Reacts violently with strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

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

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 324C
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 47
    Auto-ignition temperature: 607C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0565 SODIUM ACETATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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