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ACETAMIDE
ICSC: 0233
Peer-Review Status: 10.07.1997 Validated
Acetic acid amide
Ethanamide
Acetimidic acid
Methanecarboxamide 
CAS #: 60-35-5 RTECS #: AB4025000
EC #: 616-022-00-4
EINECS #: 200-473-5
    Formula: C2H5NO / CH3CONH2
Molecular mass: 59.1

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.  Use water spray, powder. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!   
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 40; S: (2)-36/37 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Dry. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS DELIQUESCENT CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides. Reacts with acids and strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):.
MAK: Carcinogen category: 3B; (DFG 2005). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and skin. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 222°C
Melting point: 81°C
Density: 1.16 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 200
Vapour pressure, Pa at 65°C: 133
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.26  
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       ACETAMIDE (JECFA Evaluation)
       Acetamide  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Supplement7, 1987)
       Acetamide  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 7, 1974)
       Acetamide  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)