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CALCIUM ACETATE ICSC: 1092
Date of Peer Review: October 2002

Acetic acid, calcium salt
CAS # 62-54-4 C4H6O4.Ca / (CH3OO)2Ca
RTECS # AF7525000 Molecular mass: 158.2
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible under specific conditions.
NO open flames.
Water spray, powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
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 Diarrhoea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. (Extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles.)
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Separated from strong acids. 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 1999

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CALCIUM ACETATE ICSC: 1092
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE TO BROWN OR GREY CRYSTALS, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating above 160C producing acetone vapor and calcium carbonate. Reacts violently with strong acids to produce acetic acid fumes.

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

INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point (decomposes): 160C
Density: 1.5 g/cm^3
Solubility in water: very good
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 1999
See Also:
        Calcium acetate (CHEMINFO)