International Chemical Safety Cards

GALLIC ACID ICSC: 1174
GALLIC ACID
3,4,5-Trihydroxybenzoic acid
C7H6O5/C6H2(OH)3COOH
Molecular mass: 170.1
CAS # 149-91-7
RTECS # LW7525000
ICSC # 1174
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION

  • Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES

  • Safety goggles.
    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. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give plenty of water to drink. 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.
    Dry. Keep in the dark.

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    ICSC: 1174 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

    GALLIC ACID ICSC: 1174

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body 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:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Sublimation point: 210C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.7
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 1.1
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1174 GALLIC ACID
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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