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CADMIUM ACETATE ICSC: 1075
Date of Peer Review: October 2001

Acetic acid, cadmium salt
Bis(acetoxy) cadmium
CAS # 543-90-8 C4H6CdO4 / Cd(CH3CO2)2
RTECS # EU9800000 Molecular mass: 230.50
UN # 2570 (Cadmium compounds)
EC # 048-001-00-5
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. Sore throat.
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. Marine pollutant.
EU 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: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-II
Separated from food and feedstuffs.
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 1999

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CADMIUM ACETATE ICSC: 1075
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes of cadmium oxide.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Cd) 0.01 mg/m A2 (ACGIH 2001).
MAK: Carcinogen category: 2 (DFG 2000).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the kidneys, resulting in kidney impairment. This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 255C
Density: 2.34 g/cm^3
Solubility in water: very good
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain, for example in plants. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Do NOT take working clothes home.
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