Material Safety Data Sheet
Sodium Acetate, Anhydrous

ACC# 20860
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Sodium Acetate, Anhydrous
Catalog Numbers: S78229-1, BP333 1, BP333 500, BP333-1, BP333-500, BP3331, BP333500, NC9532185, NC968052, NC9714437, S207 10, S20710, S210 2, S210 500, S210-2, S210-3, S210-500, S2102, S2103, S210500, S78228, S782291, XXS21012KG, XXS608500KG
Synonyms:
Acetic Acid,Sodium Salt; Sodium Acetate.
Company Identification:

              Fisher Scientific
              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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201-796-7100
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800-424-9300
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703-527-3887

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
127-09-3 Sodium acetate 100.0 204-823-8

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

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white. Caution! May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. May cause eye and skin irritation. Hygroscopic.
Target Organs: Kidneys, bladder, ureter.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause mild eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation.
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. Dusts at sufficient concentrations can form explosive mixtures with air. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
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. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

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 none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium acetate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective 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 to slight acetic-like odor
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:324 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: 607 deg C ( 1,124.60 deg F)
Flash Point: Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 1; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: 1190 g/l (20 C)
Specific Gravity/Density:Not available.
Molecular Formula:C2H3O2Na
Molecular Weight:82.03

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents. Explosive mixtures may be formed with fluorine or potassium nitrite.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, toxic fumes of sodium oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 127-09-3: AJ4300010
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;
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 127-09-3: 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: No information available.
Other Studies: No data

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: Fish: Bluegill/Sunfish: LC50 = 5000 mg/L; 24 Hr.; Unspecified flea Daphnia: EC50 = 5800 mg/L; 48 Hr.; Unspecified Acute aquatic effects: 96-hour LC50 for fathead minnow: GT 100mg/L, 96-hour LC50 for water flea: GT 1000mg/L. This chemical has a low potential to affect aquatic organisms.
Environmental: This chemical is readily biodegradable and is not likely to bioconcentrate.
Physical: None.
Other: This chemical has a high biological oxygen demand, and it is expected to cause significant oxygen depletion in aquatic systems.

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.
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.
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.
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:


WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 127-09-3: 1
Canada
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 D2B.
CAS# 127-09-3 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 7/12/1999
Revision #1 Date: 8/02/2000
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