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ACETAMIDE ICSC: 0233
Date of peer-review: October 1997

Acetic acid amide
Ethanamide
Acetimidic acid
Methanecarboxamide
CAS # 60-35-5 C2H5NO / CH3CONH2
RTECS # AB4025000 Molecular mass: 59.1
UN #
EC # 616-022-00-4
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Water spray, powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

Inhalation
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn
R: 40
S: (2-)36/37
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Dry. Well closed.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2001

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ACETAMIDE ICSC: 0233
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS, DELIQUESCENT CRYSTALS

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides. Reacts with acids and strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C 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 irritates the eyes and the skin.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 222C
Melting point: 81C
Density: 1.16 g/cm^3
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 200
Vapour pressure, Pa at 65C: 133
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.26
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 2001

See Also:
        Acetamide (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Supplement 7, 1987)
        Acetamide (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 7, 1974)