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POTASSIUM ACETATE
ICSC: 0547
Peer-Review Status: 04.04.2006 Validated
Acetic acid potassium salt 
CAS #: 127-08-2 RTECS #: AJ3325000
EINECS #: 204-822-2
    Formula: C2H3KO2 / CH3COOK
Molecular mass: 98.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use local exhaust.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  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.  Rest. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
Signal: Warning
May be harmful if swallowed
Causes eye irritation 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong acids and strong oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE FLAKES OR CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on contact with strong acids. This produces acetic acid fumes. Reacts violently with strong oxidants. The solution in water is a weak base. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 292°C
Density: 1.6 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 256  
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       POTASSIUM ACETATE (JECFA Evaluation)