Material Safety Data Sheet
Acetic acid, C.P.

ACC# 95684
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Acetic acid, C.P.
Catalog Numbers: AC124040000, AC124040010, AC124040025, AC124040250

Company Identification:

              Acros Organics N.V.
              One Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information in North America, call: 800-ACROS-01
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
64-19-7Acetic acid 200-580-7

Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:
10 35

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Not available. Appearance: APHA: 10 max clear liquid. Flash Point: 40 deg C. Not available.
Target Organs: Kidneys, liver, respiratory system, teeth, eyes, skin.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes severe eye burns. Contact with liquid or vapor causes severe burns and possible irreversible eye damage.
Skin: May cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material. Causes severe burns with delayed tissue destruction.
Ingestion: May cause severe and permanent damage to the digestive tract. Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. Causes severe pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and shock.
Inhalation: Effects may be delayed. May cause irritation of the respiratory tract with burning pain in the nose and throat, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and pulmonary edema.
Chronic: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis. Repeated inhalation may cause chronic bronchitis. Repeated exposure may cause erosion of teeth.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
Skin: Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: Will burn if involved in a fire. Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes. Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to prevent contact with thermal decomposition products. Reacts with most metals to form highly flammable hydrogen gas which can form explosive mixtures with air.
Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam.
Flash Point: 40 deg C ( 104.00 deg F)
Autoignition Temperature: 427 deg C ( 800.60 deg F)
Explosion Limits, Lower:4.00 vol %
Upper: 17.00 vol %
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 2; Instability: 0

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Use water spray to dilute spill to a non-flammable mixture. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Remove all sources of ignition.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Do not get on skin or in eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Storage: Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Flammables-area. Store in a suitable container in a dry area above the substance's freezing point.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: 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.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Acetic acid10 ppm TWA; 15 ppm STEL 10 ppm TWA; 25 mg/m3 TWA 50 ppm IDLH10 ppm TWA; 25 mg/m3 TWA

OSHA Vacated PELs: Acetic acid: 10 ppm TWA; 25 mg/m3 TWA
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Not available.
Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Clear liquid
Appearance: APHA: 10 max
Odor: pungent odor
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 15 mm Hg @20 deg C
Vapor Density: 2.10 (Air=1)
Evaporation Rate:0.97 (n-Butyl acetate=1)
Viscosity: 1.53 mPas 25 deg C
Boiling Point: 117 - 118 deg C @ 760.00mm Hg
Freezing/Melting Point:16 - 16.5 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: miscible with water
Specific Gravity/Density:1.0490g/cm3
Molecular Formula:CH3COOH
Molecular Weight:60.04

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Ignition sources, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Metals, strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, amines, ammonium nitrate, chlorine trifluoride, nitric acid, permanganates, sodium peroxide, hydrogen peroxides, acetaldehyde, acids (mineral, oxidizing, e.g. chromic acid, hypochlorous acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid), caustics (e.g. ammonia, ammonium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide), chlorosulfonic acid, oleum, bromine pentafluoride, perchloric acid, potassium-tert-butoxide.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 64-19-7: AF1225000
CAS# 64-19-7:
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 50 mg/24H Mild;
Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 5620 ppm/1H;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 3310 mg/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 1060 uL/kg;
CAS# 64-19-7: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: Effects on Newborn: behavioral, orl-rat TDLo=700 mg/kg.
Reproductive Effects: Fertility: male index, itt-rat TDLo=400 mg/kg; orl-rat TDL0 700 mg/kg (18D post)
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: mmo-esc 300 ppm/3H; sln-dmg-orl 1000 ppm; cyt-grh-par 40 mmol/l; sce-hmn-lym 5 mmol/l; dns-mus-skn 79279 g/kg; oms-mus-skn 1201 mg/kg; cyt-ham-ovr 10 mmol/.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: Daphnia: LC50 = >10,000mg/L; 24H; . Pimephals prome: LC50 = >10,000mg/L; 96H; . No data available.
Environmental: No information available.
Physical: No information available.
Other: Biodegradable.

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

Shipping Name: ACETIC ACID, GLACIAL No information available.
Hazard Class: 8
UN Number: UN2789
Packing Group: II

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.
Section 12b
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.
SARA Codes
CAS # 64-19-7: acute, chronic, flammable.
Section 313
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 No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

European/International Regulations

European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:

R 10 Flammable.
R 35 Causes severe burns.

Safety Phrases:

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

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 does not have a WHMIS classification.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 64-19-7 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits
CAS# 64-19-7: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3);STEL 15 ppm (37 mg
/m3) OEL-AUSTRIA:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3) OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg
/m3);STEL 15 ppm (37 mg/m3) OEL-CZECHOSLOVAKIA:TWA 25 mg/m3;STEL 50 m
g/m3 OEL-DENMARK:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3) OEL-FINLAND:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg
/m3);STEL 15 ppm (37 mg/m3);Skin OEL-FRANCE:STEL 10 ppm (25 mg/m3) O
EL-GERMANY:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3) OEL-HUNGARY:TWA 10 mg/m3;STEL 20 mg/
m3 OEL-INDIA:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3);STEL 15 ppm (37 mg/m3) OEL-JAPAN:
TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3) OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3) OEL-
SIA:TWA 10 ppm;STEL 5 mg/m3;Skin OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3);STE
L 15 ppm (35 mg/m3) OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3);STEL 20 ppm
(50 mg/m3) OEL-THAILAND:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3) OEL-TURKEY:TWA 10 ppm
(25 mg/m3) OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3);STEL 15 ppm (35

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 7/21/1999
Revision #4 Date: 6/24/2003

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