Material Safety Data Sheet
Acetic acid, >96%
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Acetic acid, >96%
AC124040000, AC124040010, AC124040025, AC124040050, AC124040250,
AC148930000, AC148930010, AC222140000, AC222140010, AC222140025,
AC222140051, AC222140200, AC222142500, AC295320000, AC295320010,
AC295320025, AC295320100, AC423220000, 14893-0025, 42322-0025, 42322-5000,
A35-500, A35-500LC, A38-212, A38-450LB, A38-500, A38-500LC, A38212LC,
A38C-212, A38C212LC, A38J500, A38P-20, A38P500, A38S-212, A38S-500,
A38SI-212, A465-1, A465-250, A465-500, A490-212, A491-20, A491-212,
A491-212LC, A491-4, A507-212, A507-4, A507-500, A507SK-212, AC38C212EA,
BP1185-500, BP1185500LC, BP2400-500, BP2401-212, BP2401-500, BP2401C-212,
BP2401P-20, BP2401S-212, BP2401S-500, BP2401SI-212, NC9011470, NC9758600,
S70048-1SC, S70048-2MF, S700481MF
Ethanoic acid; Ethylic acid; Methanecarboxylic acid; Vinegar acid;
Glacial acetic acid.
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
|| >96 ||200-580-7
Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: clear, colorless liquid. Flash Point: 39 deg C.
Danger! Causes severe eye and skin burns. Causes
severe digestive and respiratory tract burns. Flammable liquid
and vapor. May be harmful if absorbed through the
skin. Glacial acetic acid solidifies below 62°F (17°C). Corrosive to
Target Organs: Teeth, eyes, skin, mucous
Potential Health Effects
Causes severe eye irritation. Contact with liquid or vapor causes
severe burns and possible irreversible eye damage.
Causes skin burns. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Contact with the skin may cause blackening and hyperkeratosis of the
skin of the hands.
May cause severe and permanent damage to the digestive tract. Causes
severe pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and shock. May cause
polyuria, oliguria (excretion of a diminished amount of urine in
relation to the fluid intake) and anuria (complete suppression of
urination). Rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.
Effects may be delayed. Causes chemical burns to the respiratory
tract. Exposure may lead to bronchitis, pharyngitis, and dental
erosion. May be absorbed through the lungs.
Chronic exposure to acetic acid may cause erosion of dental enamel,
bronchitis, eye irritation, darkening of the skin, and chronic
inflammation of the respiratory tract. Acetic acid can cause
occupational asthma. One case of a delayed asthmatic response to
glacial acetic acid has been reported in a person with bronchial
asthma. Skin sensitization to acetic acid is rare, but has occurred.
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for a
t least 15 minutes. Get medical aid immediately.
In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for
at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Get medical aid immediately. Wash clothing before reuse.
If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately.
If victim is fully conscious, give a cupful of water. Never give
anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician:
Persons with pre-existing skin disorders or impaired respiratory or
pulmonary function may be at increased risk to the effects of this
substance. Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases
may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water
spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Reacts with most metals
to form highly flammable hydrogen gas which can form explosive
mixtures with air. Flammable liquid and vapor. Vapors are heavier
than air and may travel to a source of ignition and flash back.
Vapors can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined
Use water spray, dry chemical, "alcohol resistant" foam, or carbon
Flash Point: 39 deg C ( 102.20 deg F)
Autoignition Temperature: 426 deg C ( 798.80 deg F)
Explosion Limits, Lower:4.0 vol %
Upper: 19.9 vol %
(estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 2; Instability: 0
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth),
then place in suitable container. Wash area with soap and water.
Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool. Provide
ventilation. Use water spray to cool and disperse vapors, protect
personnel, and dilute spills to form nonflammable mixtures. Control
runoff and isolate discharged material for proper disposal. Spill may
be carefully neutralized with soda ash (sodium carbonate).
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and
wash before reuse. Ground and bond containers when transferring
material. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Empty
containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be
dangerous. Discard contaminated shoes. Do not pressurize, cut, weld,
braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat,
sparks or open flames. Use only with adequate ventilation. Keep away
from heat, sparks and flame. Do not breathe vapor or mist. Use
corrosion-resistant transfer equipment when dispensing.
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep from contact with
oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away
from incompatible substances. Do not store near alkaline substances.
Acetic acid should be kept above its freezing point of 62°F(17°C) to
allow it to be handled as a liquid. It will contract slightly on
freezing. Freezing and thawing does not affect product quality.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped
with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate general or
local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the
permissible exposure limits. Use a corrosion-resistant ventilation
||OSHA - Final PELs|
10 ppm TWA; 15 ppm STEL
10 ppm TWA; 25 mg/m3 TWA 50 ppm IDLH
10 ppm TWA; 25 mg/m3 TWA
OSHA Vacated PELs:
10 ppm TWA; 25 mg/m3 TWA
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear chemical splash goggles and face shield.
Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29
CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European
Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace
conditions warrant respirator use.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: clear, colorless
Odor: pungent odor - vinegar odor
Vapor Pressure: 11.4 mm Hg @ 20 deg C
Vapor Density: 2.10 (Air=1)
Evaporation Rate:0.97 (n-Butyl acetate=1)
Viscosity: 1.22 cP
Boiling Point: 117 - 118 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:16.6 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.05 (Water=1)
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage
and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid:
Ignition sources, excess heat, freezing temperatures, confined
spaces, Note: Use great caution in mixing with water due to heat
evolution that causes explosive spattering. Always add the acid to
water, never the reverse..
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Metals, strong oxidizing agents, bases, chlorine trifluoride, nitric
acid, acetaldehyde, chlorosulfonic acid, oleum, bromine
pentafluoride, perchloric acid, potassium tert-butoxide,
ethyleneimine, 2-aminoethanol, ethylene diamine, phosphorus
trichloride, phosphorus isocyanate, chromic acid.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
Draize test, rabbit,
skin: 50 mg/24H Mild;
mouse: LC50 = 5620 ppm/1H;
rat: LD50 = 3310 mg/kg;
rabbit: LD50 = 1060 uL/kg;
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
No information available.
No teratogenic effects were observed among the offspring of
mice, rats, or rabbits that had been given very large doses
of apple cider vinegar (containing acetic acid) during
pregnancy.Acetic acid treatment of suckling rats (via
maternal administration) was associated with abnormalities
of behavioral testing.
Intratesticular, rat: TDLo = 400 mg/kg (male 1 day(s)
pre-mating) Fertility - male fertility index (e.g. # males
impregnating females per # males exposed to fertile
Sister Chromatid Exchange: Human, Lymphocyte = 5 mmol/L.;
Unscheduled DNA Synthesis: Administration onto the skin,
mouse = 79279 ug/kg.; Cytogenetic Analysis: Hamster, Ovary
= 10 mmol/L.
No information available.
Section 12 - Ecological Information
Fish: Fathead Minnow: LC50 = 88 mg/L; 96 Hr; Static bioassay @
18-22°CFish: Bluegill/Sunfish: LC50 = 75 mg/L; 96 Hr;
UnspecifiedFish: Goldfish: LC50 = 423 mg/L; 24 Hr;
UnspecifiedWater flea Daphnia: EC50 = 32-47 mg/L; 24-48 Hr;
UnspecifiedBacteria: Phytobacterium phosphoreum: EC50 = 8.86-11
mg/L; 5,15,25 min; Microtox test
If released to water or soil, acetic acid will biodegrade readily.
Evaporation from dry surfaces is likely to occur. When spilled on
soil, the liquid will spread on the surface and penetrate into the
soil at a rate dependent on the soil type and its water content.
Acetic acid shows no potential for biological accumulation or food
If released to the atmosphere, it is degraded in the vapor-phase by
reaction with photochemically produced hydroyxl radicals (estimated
typical half-life of 26.7 days). It occurs in atmospheric particulate
matter in acetate form and physical removal from air can occur via
wet and dry deposition.
Natural waters will neutralize dilute solutions to acetate salts.
No information available.
Section 13 - Disposal Considerations
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified
as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3.
Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to
ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 - Transport Information
||ACETIC ACID, GLACIAL
||ACETIC ACID GLACIAL
Section 15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 64-19-7 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
CAS# 64-19-7: 5000 lb final RQ; 2270 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 64-19-7: immediate, delayed, fire.
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
CAS# 64-19-7 is listed as a Hazardous Substance under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this
product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this
product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product
are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 64-19-7 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
California Prop 65
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
R 10 Flammable.
R 35 Causes severe burns.
S 23 Do not inhale gas/fumes/vapour/spray.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
water and seek medical advice.
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
immediately (show the label where possible).
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 64-19-7: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 64-19-7 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of E, B3.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard
criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS
contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 64-19-7 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 7/21/1999
Revision #14 Date: 9/30/2008
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