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SODIUM ACETATEICSC: 0565
Acetic acid sodium salt
Sodium acetate anhydrous
April 2006
CAS #: 127-09-3
EC Number: 204-823-8

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
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 CLASSIFICATION & 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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

WARNING
Causes eye irritation 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Dry. Separated from strong acids and strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
SODIUM ACETATE ICSC: 0565
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE HYGROSCOPIC 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. 

Formula: C2H3NaO2 / CH3COONa
Molecular mass: 82.0
Melting point: 328°C
Density: 1.5 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 46.5
Auto-ignition temperature: 607°C  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

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

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 long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       SODIUM ACETATE (JECFA Evaluation)