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ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETIC ACIDICSC: 0886
N,N'-1,2-Ethanediylbis(N-carboxymethyl)-glycine
Edetic acid
EDTA
August 2008
CAS #: 60-00-4
EC Number: 200-449-4

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  NO open flames.  Prevent deposition of dust. Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.  Use water spray, foam, carbon dioxide, powder.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Avoid inhalation of dust.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered non-metallic containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

WARNING
May be harmful if swallowed
Causes eye irritation 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants, metals and food and feedstuffs. 
PACKAGING
 
ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETIC ACID ICSC: 0886
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS OR WHITE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes of nitrous oxides. Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks some forms of metals and rubber. 

Formula: C10H16N2O8 / ((HOOCCH2)2NCH2)2
Molecular mass: 292.2
Decomposes at 220-245°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.86
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.05 (very poor)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -3.4; -5.01  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

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

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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