International Chemical Safety Cards

AMMONIUM OXALATE ICSC: 1036
AMMONIUM OXALATE
Oxalic acid, diammonium salt
Ethanedioic acid, diammonium salt
C2H8N2O4 / NH4OOCCOONH4
Molecular mass: 124.1
CAS # 1113-38-8
RTECS # RO2750000
ICSC # 1036
UN # 2811
EC # 607-007-00-3
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat (see Ingestion).
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Burning sensation. Pain. Blisters.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
    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
  • Abdominal pain. Convulsions. Drowsiness. Dullness. Shock or collapse. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs, oxidants. Dry.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    Xn symbol
    R: 21/22
    S: (2-)24/25
    Note: A
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1036 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

    AMMONIUM OXALATE ICSC: 1036

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS, COLOURLESS, CRYSTALLINE POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including ammonia and nitrogen oxides. Reacts with oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and kidneys , resulting in impaired functions.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the kidneys.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Decomposes below melting point at see Notes°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.50
    Solubility in water: moderate
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    The physical properties are those of the monohydrate. Temperature of decomposition unknown in literature.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G12c
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1036 AMMONIUM OXALATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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