IPCS INCHEM Home
SODIUM FLUOROACETATE
ICSC: 0484
Peer-Review Status: 04.10.1997 Validated
Sodium fluoroacetic acid
Fluoroacetic acid, sodium salt 
CAS #: 62-74-8 RTECS #: AH9100000
UN #: 2629
EC #: 607-169-00-5
EINECS #: 200-548-2
    Formula: C2H2FO2.Na / CH2FCOONa
Molecular mass: 100.02

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Convulsions. Laboured breathing. Unconciousness.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! See Inhalation.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes   Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion See Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Unbreakable packaging.
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T+, N; R: 26/27/28-50; S: (1/2)-13-22-36/37-45-61; Note: A 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: I 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G11A.  Separated from food and feedstuffs. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic fumes including hydrogen fluoride. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.05mg/m³ as TWA; (skin); (ACGIH 1995).
MAK (inhalable fraction): 0.05 ppm; Peak limitation category: II(4); Pregnancy risk group: C; Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2006). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system and central nervous system. This may result in cardiac disorders and respiratory failure. Exposure could cause death. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes at 200°C
Solubility in water: good 
 

NOTES
Compound 1080 is a trade name.
Card has been partially updated in July 2007: see Occupational Exposure Limits, EU Classification, Physical Properties. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
WHO ILO EC Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the European Commission
© IPCS 2004-2012
LEGAL NOTICE Neither the EC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the EC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information.


    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Sodium fluoroacetate (PIM 494)