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ACETIC ACID MSDS Acetic Acid 25 - 80%


1 IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION AND COMPANY/UNDERTAKING
PRODUCT NAME SYNONYMS, TRADE NAMES SUPPLIER

Acetic Acid 25 - 80% Vinegar acid, , Ethanoic Acid, , Methane Carboxylic Acid, Abbey Chemicals 27-30 North River Road Great Yarmouth Norfolk Tel: +44 1493 850303 Fax: +44 1493 330909 www.abbey-chemicals.co.uk

SDS No. Emergency Contact Number (Office Hours)

A008 +44 1493 850303

2 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Causes burns.
CLASSIFICATION

C;R34.

3 COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Name EC No. CAS-No. Content Classification

ACETIC ACID ...%

200-580-7

64-19-7

50-100%

R10 C;R35

The Full Text for all R-Phrases are Displayed in Section 16

4 FIRST-AID MEASURES
INHALATION

Remove victim immediately from source of exposure. Move into fresh air and keep at rest. Get medical attention if any discomfort continues.
INGESTION

NEVER MAKE AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON VOMIT OR DRINK FLUIDS! Rinse mouth thoroughly. Drink plenty of water. Get medical attention if any discomfort continues.
SKIN CONTACT

Remove contaminated clothes and rinse skin thoroughly with water. Get medical attention if any discomfort continues. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
EYE CONTACT

Immediately flush with plenty of water for up to 15 minutes. Remove any contact lenses and open eyes wide apart. Get medical attention.

5 FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA

Extinguish with alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide or dry powder.


SPECIFIC HAZARDS

By heating and fire, corrosive vapours/gases may be formed. Oxides of: Carbon.
PROTECTIVE MEASURES IN FIRE

Self contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn in case of fire.

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6 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS

Wear protective clothing as described in Section 8 of this safety data sheet.


ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS

Do not discharge into drains, water courses or onto the ground.


SPILL CLEAN UP METHODS

Absorb with sand or other inert absorbent. Collect in containers and seal securely. Flush contaminated area with plenty of water.

7 HANDLING AND STORAGE


USAGE PRECAUTIONS

Provide good ventilation. Avoid inhalation of vapours.


STORAGE PRECAUTIONS

Store in closed original container at temperatures between 5C and 25C. Eliminate all sources of ignition. Suitable containers: polyethylene. Stainless steel. Glass.
STORAGE CLASS

Corrosive storage.

8 EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION


Name Std LT - ppm LT - mg/m3 ST - ppm ST - mg/m3

ACETIC ACID ...%


PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

OES

10 ppm

25 mg/m3

15 ppm

37 mg/m3

RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT

Suitable respiratory protection must be used at high concentrations.


HAND PROTECTION

PVC gloves are recommended.


EYE PROTECTION

Wear approved safety goggles.


OTHER PROTECTION

Wear appropriate clothing to prevent any possibility of skin contact.


HYGIENE MEASURES

Wash at the end of each work shift and before eating, smoking and using the toilet. When using do not eat, drink or smoke.

9 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES


APPEARANCE COLOUR ODOUR SOLUBILITY BOILING POINT (C) RELATIVE DENSITY AUTO IGNITION TEMPERATURE (C) FLAMMABILITY LIMIT - UPPER(%)

Clear liquid Colourless Pungent Acetic acid Miscible with water. > 100 1.03 - 1.07 @ 20C 427 17
MELTING POINT (C) < -5 VAPOUR PRESSURE 15.7 mbar @ 20C FLAMMABILITY LIMIT - LOWER(%) 5.4

10 STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

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STABILITY

Stable under normal temperature conditions.


CONDITIONS TO AVOID

Avoid excessive heat for prolonged periods of time. Eliminate all sources of ignition.
MATERIALS TO AVOID

Strong alkalis.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS

Thermal decomposition or combustion may liberate carbon oxides and other toxic gases or vapours.

11 TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
TOXIC DOSE 1 - LD 50 INHALATION

3310 mg/kg (oral rat)

Vapours irritate the respiratory system, and may cause coughing and difficulties in breathing. May cause damage to mucous membranes in nose, throat, lungs and bronchial system.
INGESTION

Causes burns. Nausea, vomiting. Headache.


SKIN CONTACT

May be absorbed through the skin. Causes burns.


EYE CONTACT

Extreme irritation of eyes and mucous membranes, including burning and tearing.

12 ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ECOTOXICITY

The product is mildly toxic to aquatic organisms.


MOBILITY

The product is soluble in water.


BIOACCUMULATION

The product is not bioaccumulating.


DEGRADABILITY

The product is easily biodegradable.


COD

1.07g/g

13 DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
GENERAL INFORMATION

Do not puncture or incinerate even when empty.


DISPOSAL METHODS

Dispose of waste and residues in accordance with local authority requirements. Waste is classified as hazardous waste.

14 TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UK ROAD CLASS PROPER SHIPPING NAME UN NO. ROAD ADR CLASS NO.

8 ACETIC ACID SOLUTION 2790 8


UK ROAD PACK GR. ADR CLASS II

Class 8: Corrosive substances.

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ADR PACK GROUP ADR LABEL NO. CEFIC TEC(R) NO. RID PACK GROUP IMDG EMS MARINE POLLUTANT AIR

II 8 80GC3-II+III II 8 F-A, S-B No. 8

HAZARD No. (ADR) HAZCHEM CODE RID CLASS NO. UN NO. SEA IMDG PACK GR. MFAG UN NO. AIR AIR PACK GR.

80 2R 8 2790
II

See Guide 2790


II

15 REGULATORY INFORMATION
LABELLING

Corrosive

CONTAINS RISK PHRASES

ACETIC ACID 80% R34 Causes burns. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show label where possible). This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

SAFETY PHRASES

S24/25 S26 S36/37/39 S45 S60


STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.
APPROVED CODE OF PRACTICE

Safety Data Sheets for Substances and Preparations.


GUIDANCE NOTES

Workplace Exposure Limits EH40. CHIP for everyone HSG(108).

16 OTHER INFORMATION
ISSUED BY

Abbey Chemicals
REVISION DATE REV. NO./REPL. SDS GENERATED SDS NO. SAFETY DATA SHEET STATUS

18th January 2008 02 A008

Approved.
DATE SIGNATURE RISK PHRASES IN FULL

18th January 2008 Thomas Tailford Flammable. Causes severe burns.

R10 R35