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CADMIUM ACETATE
ICSC: 1075
Peer-Review Status: 18.04.2007 Validated
Acetic acid, cadmium salt
Bis(acetoxy) cadmium 
CAS #: 543-90-8 RTECS #: EU9800000
UN #: 2570
EC #: 048-001-00-5
    Formula: C4H6CdO4 / Cd(CH3CO2)2
Molecular mass: 230.50

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 Cough.  Use closed system.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 20/21/22-50/53; S: (2)-60-61; Note: A 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
Signal: Danger
Harmful if swallowed
May cause genetic defects
May cause cancer
Causes damage to kidneys and bones through prolonged or repeated exposure
Very toxic to aquatic life
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects 
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EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-II.  Separated from food and feedstuffs. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes of of cadmium oxide. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (as Cd respirable fraction): 0.002mg/m³ as TWA; A2 (suspected human carcinogen); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2008).
MAK (inhalable fraction): Carcinogen category: 1; Germ cell mutagen group: 3A; Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2006). 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the kidneys and bones. This may result in kidney impairment and osteoporosis (bone weakness). This substance is carcinogenic to humans. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 255°C
Density: 2.34 g/cm³
Solubility in water: very good 
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in plants and seafood. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
There is little information on the effects of this compound.
Health effects are here mainly based on the studies of other cadmium compounds.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Card has been partially updated in February 2009: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Packaging & labelling. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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