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Paracetamol (Acetaminophen)


Fire: As with most organic solids, fire is possible at elevated temperatures or by contact with an ignition source. Explosion: Fine dust dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations, and in the presence of an ignition source is a potential dust explosion hazard. For Acetaminophen: Maximum Explosion Pressure Pm (bar): 8.7; Maximum Rate of Pressure Rise dP/dt (bar/s): 843; Kst (bar.m/s): 229; Minimum Ignition Energy (mJ): 5-10; Minimum Ignition Temperature C (Dust Cloud): 590; Minimum Ignition Temperature C (Dust Layer): > 400; Limiting Oxygen Concentration (%): 10-11; Minimum Explosible Concentration (g/m3): 50-60; Volume ResistivityAmbient R.H. (ohm.m): > 1014; Volume Resistivity-Low R.H. (ohm.m): > 1014; Charge Decay Time-Ambient (hours): 1.4; Charge Decay Time-Low (hours): 5.5; Fire Extinguishing Media: Water spray, dry chemical, alcohol foam, or carbon dioxide. Special Information: In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSHapproved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.

Keep in a well enclosed container stored in a cool, dry place. Acetaminophen is capable of generating a static electrical charge. If process involves dumping Acetaminophen into flammable liquid, provide inert atmosphere in vessels or maintain flammable liquid below its flashpoint. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.


Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage. Hazardous Decomposition Products: In the presence of heat and water, substance will hydrolyze into acetic acid and p-aminophenol. Burning may produce carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides. Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur. Incompatibilities: No information found. Conditions to Avoid: No information found.

Acetaminophen: Oral rat LD50: 2404 mg/kg; investigated as a mutagen, tumorigen, reproductive effector

Environmental Fate: No information found. Environmental Toxicity: No information found. Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.