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L-ASPARTIC ACID
ICSC: 1439
Peer-Review Status: 10.09.2002 Validated
L-Asparagic acid
(S)-Aminobutanedioic acid
L-Aminosuccinic acid 
CAS #: 56-84-8 RTECS #: CI9098500
EINECS #: 200-291-6
    Formula: C4H7NO4
Molecular mass: 133.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.   
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Burning sensation in the throat and chest.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

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

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. If dry, it can be charged electrostatically by swirling, pneumatic transport, pouring, etc. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic gases including nitrogen oxides. Reacts violently with oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes at 324°C
Melting point: 270°C
Density: 1.7 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 0.45
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -3.89  
 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       L-ASPARTIC ACID (JECFA Evaluation)