Material Safety Data Sheet
Sodium Acetate Trihydrate

ACC# 20865
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Sodium Acetate Trihydrate
Catalog Numbers: S78229, BP334-1, BP334-500, CRNS209-10, NC9573934, S207-10, S209-10, S209-10LC, S209-3, S209-500, S20950, S220-1, S608-12, S608-3, S608-50, S608-500, S609-100, S609-12, S609-212, S609-25, S609-500
Synonyms:
Acetic acid, sodium salt, trihydrate.
Company Identification:

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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
127-09-3 Sodium acetate anhydrous - 204-823-8
6131-90-4 Sodium acetate trihydrate 100 unlisted

Hazard Symbols:
None listed.
Risk Phrases:
None listed.

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white. Caution! May cause eye and skin irritation. Hygroscopic. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Target Organs: None.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
Inhalation: No hazard expected in normal industrial use.
Chronic: No information found.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
Notes to Physician: None

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures


General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Combustion generates toxic fumes.
Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid breathing dust.
Storage: Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Store protected from moisture.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Good general ventilation should be sufficient to control airborne levels.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Sodium acetate anhydrous none listed none listed none listed
Sodium acetate trihydrate none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium acetate anhydrous: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical. Sodium acetate trihydrate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear safety glasses with side shields.
Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Solid
Appearance: white
Odor: odorless
pH: 8.9 (0.1M Solution)
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 253 deg F
Freezing/Melting Point:136 deg F
Autoignition Temperature: 599 deg C ( 1,110.20 deg F)
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 1; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Soluble in water, ether
Specific Gravity/Density:1.45
Molecular Formula:C2H3O2Na.3H2O
Molecular Weight:136.08

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable.
Conditions to Avoid: Exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizers
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 127-09-3: AJ4300010
CAS# 6131-90-4: AJ4580000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 127-09-3:
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 10 mg Mild;
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 500 mg/24H Mild;
Inhalation, rat: LC50 = >30 gm/m3/1H;
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 6891 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 3530 mg/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = >10 gm/kg;
CAS# 6131-90-4:
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 127-09-3: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA. CAS# 6131-90-4: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Mutagenicity: Mutagenic effects have occurred in experimental animals.
Other Studies: No data available.

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: No data available. Acute aquatic effects (for anhydrous sodium acetate)96-hour LC50; Fathead minnow: GT 100 mg/L 96-hour LC50; Water flea: GT 1000 mg/L.This chemical has a high biological oxygen demand, and it is expected to cause significant oxygen depletion in aquatic systems. It has a low potential to affect aquatic organisms.
Environmental: This chemical is readily biodegradable and is not likely to bioconcentrate.
Physical: None reported
Other: None

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

US DOT IATA RID/ADR IMO Canada TDG
Shipping Name: No information available. No information available.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
CAS# 127-09-3 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
CAS# 6131-90-4 is not on the TSCA Inventory. It is a hydrate and exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements (40CFR720.3(u)(2)).
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
SARA

Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 6131-90-4.
Section 313
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
CAS# 127-09-3 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
CAS# 6131-90-4 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Not available.
Risk Phrases:


Safety Phrases:

S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 127-09-3: 1
CAS# 6131-90-4: 1
Canada
CAS# 127-09-3 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 127-09-3 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 127-09-3 is listed on Canada's DSL List.

This product has a WHMIS classification of Not controlled..
CAS# 127-09-3 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 6131-90-4 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 7/12/1999
Revision #2 Date: 8/14/2001
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