Material Safety Data
Acetic Acid, Glacial
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Acetic Acid, Glacial
Catalog Numbers: S70048, S70048-1SC, S70048SC, A35-500,
A35500LC, A38-212, A38-450LB, A38-500, A38-56LB, A38450LB01, A38500LC, A38C-2.5,
A38C-212, A38FP 500, A38FP500, A38J500, A38P 500, A38P-20, A38P500, A38S-2.5,
A38S-212, A38S-500, A38S212EA, A38SI-212, A465-1, A465-250, A490-212,
A490212001, A490212LC, A491-212, A49120, A4914, A491SAM1, A491SAM2, A491SAM3,
A492-200L, A492-20L, A492-212L, A492-500, A507-212, A507-500, BP1185-212,
BP1185-500, BP1185-PP20, BP2400-500, BP2401-212, BP2401-500, BP2401C-212,
BP2401P-20, BP2401S-212, BP2401S-500, BP2401SI-212, BP2401SI21, NC9532182,
NC9776814, NC9776815, S70048-1MF*, S70048-1SCMF*, S70048-2MF, S700481MF,
S700481SC, S700481SCMF, S700482MF, XXA490EP450LB
acid; Ethylic acid; Glacial acetic acid; Methanecarboxylic acid; Vinegar acid.
Fair Lawn, NJ
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Risk Phrases: 10 35
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: colorless liquid. Flash Point: 39 deg C.
Danger! Corrosive. Flammable
liquid and vapor. Causes severe digestive and respiratory tract burns.
Causes severe eye and skin burns. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Acetic acid forms ice-like solid below 62°F (17°C).
Teeth, eyes, skin, mucous membranes.
Eye: Causes severe eye irritation.
Contact with liquid or vapor causes severe burns and possible irreversible eye
Skin: Causes skin burns. May be harmful if absorbed
through the skin. Contact with the skin may cause blackening and hyperkeratosis
of the skin of the hands.
Ingestion: May cause severe and
permanent damage to the digestive tract. Causes severe pain, nausea, vomiting,
diarrhea, and shock. May cause polyuria, oliguria and anuria. Rapidly absorbed
from the gastrointestinal tract.
Inhalation: Effects may be
delayed. Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. Exposure may lead to
bronchitis, pharyngitis, and dental erosion. May be absorbed through the lungs.
Chronic: Chronic exposure to acetic acid may cause erosion
of dental enamel, bronchitis, eye irritation, darkening of the skin, and chronic
inflammation of the respiratory tract. Acetic acid can cause occupational
asthma. One case of a delayed asthmatic response to glacial acetic acid has been
reported in a person with bronchial asthma. Skin sensitization to acetic acid is
rare, but has occurred.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes
with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical aid immediately.
Skin: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with
plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and
shoes. Get medical aid immediately. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Get
medical aid immediately. If victim is fully conscious, give a cupful of water.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not
breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Persons with
pre-existing skin disorders or impaired respiratory or pulmonary function may be
at increased risk to the effects of this substance. Treat symptomatically and
Section 5 - Fire
Information: Vapors may form an explosive mixture with air. Use water
spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Wear appropriate protective clothing
to prevent contact with skin and eyes. Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus
(SCBA) to prevent contact with thermal decomposition products. Reacts with most
metals to form highly flammable hydrogen gas which can form explosive mixtures
with air. Flammable liquid and vapor. May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks,
or flame. Vapors are heavier than air and may travel to a source of ignition and
flash back. Vapors can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined
Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use dry
chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam. Use water spray
to cool fire-exposed containers. For large fires, use water spray, fog or
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Use water spray to dilute spill to
a non-flammable mixture. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead
to waterways. Wash area with soap and water. Use water spray to disperse the
gas/vapor. Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool. Provide
ventilation. Cover with material such as dry soda ash or calcium carbonate and
place into a closed container for disposal. A vapor suppressing foam may be used
to reduce vapors.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well-ventilated area.
Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be
dangerous. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Do not get on skin or in
eyes. Do not ingest or inhale. Discard contaminated shoes. Do not pressurize,
cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat,
sparks or open flames.
Storage: Keep away from heat,
sparks, and flame. Keep from freezing. Keep from contact with oxidizing
materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible
substances. Corrosives area. Do not store near alkaline substances. Acetic acid
should be kept above its freezing point (62°F), since it will expand as it
solidifies and may break container.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be
equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate general or
local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible
||10 ppm TWA; 15 ppm STEL
||10 ppm TWA; 25 mg/m3 TWA 50 ppm IDLH
||10 ppm TWA; 25 mg/m3
OSHA Vacated PELs: Acetic
acid: 10 ppm TWA; 25 mg/m3 TWA
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles.
Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent
Respirators: A respiratory protection program that
meets OSHA's 29 CFR §1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard
EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Appearance: colorless liquid
Odor: pungent odor -
pH: 2.4 (1M), 2.9 (0.1M)
Vapor Pressure: 11.4
mm Hg @ 20 deg C
Vapor Density: 2.10 (Air=1)
Rate:0.97 (n-Butyl acetate=1)
Viscosity: 1.22 cP
Point: 117-118 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:16.6 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: 426 deg C ( 798.80 deg F)
Point: 39 deg C ( 102.20 deg F)
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 2;
Explosion Limits, Lower:4.0 vol %
19.9 vol %
Solubility: Soluble in water; releases heat/vapor.
Specific Gravity/Density:1.05 (Water=1)
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal
storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible
materials, ignition sources, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other
Materials: Metals, acetic anhydride, alcohols, amines, ammonium nitrate,
chlorine trifluoride, nitric acid, permanganates, peroxides, sodium hydroxide,
sodium peroxide, hydrogen peroxides, acetaldehyde, caustics (e.g. ammonia,
ammonium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide),
acid anhydrides, chlorosulfonic acid, oleum, chromium trioxide, potassium
hydroxide, carbonates, bromine pentafluoride, perchloric acid, chromic
anhydride, potassium-tert-butoxide, calcium salts, ethyleneimine, Attacks some
forms of plastics, rubbers, and coatings., 2-aminoethanol, ethylene diamine,
phosphorus trichloride, chromic acid anhydride, phosphorus isocyanate, diallyl
methyl carbinol + ozone, nitric acid + acetone, xylene, sodium salts.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, irritating and
toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will
Section 11 -
CAS# 64-19-7: AF1225000
Draize test, rabbit, skin: 50 mg/24H Mild;
LC50 = 5620 ppm/1H;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 3310 mg/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50 =
CAS# 64-19-7: Not listed by
ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information
Teratogenicity: No teratogenic effects were observed among
the offspring of mice, rats, or rabbits that had been given very large doses of
apple cider vinegar (containing acetic acid) during pregnancy.
Reproductive Effects: Intratesticular, rat: TDLo = 400 mg/kg (male 1
day(s) pre-mating) Fertility - male fertility index (e.g. # males impregnating
females per # males exposed to fertile nonpregnant females).
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Sister Chromatid Exchange: Human, Lymphocyte = 5 mmol/L.; Unscheduled DNA
Synthesis: Administration onto the skin, mouse = 79279 ug/kg.; Cytogenetic
Analysis: Hamster, Ovary = 10 mmol/L.
Other Studies: See actual entry
in RTECS for complete information.
Section 12 -
Fish: Fathead Minnow: LC50 = 88 mg/L; 96 Hr; Static bioassay @ 18-22°C
Bluegill/Sunfish: LC50 = 75 mg/L; 96 Hr; Unspecified Goldfish: LC50 = 423 mg/L;
24 Hr; Unspecified flea Daphnia: EC50 = 32-47 mg/L; 24-48 Hr; Unspecified ria:
Phytobacterium phosphoreum: EC50 = 8.86-11 mg/L; 5,15,25 min; Microtox test If
released to water or soil, acetic acid will biodegrade readily. Evaporation from
dry surfaces is likely to occur. When spilled on soil, the liquid will spread on
the surface and penetrate into the soil at a rate dependent on the soil type and
its water content. Acetic acid shows no potential for biological accumulation or
food chain contamination.
Environmental: If released to the
atmosphere, it is degraded in the vapor-phase by reaction with photochemically
produced hydroyxl radicals (estimated typical half-life of 26.7 days). It occurs
in atmospheric particulate matter in acetate form and physical removal from air
can occur via wet and dry deposition.
Physical: Natural waters will
neutralize dilute solutions to acetate salts.
Section 13 - Disposal
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 -
||ACETIC ACID, GLACIAL
||ACETIC ACID GLACIAL|
Section 15 -
CAS# 64-19-7 is listed on the TSCA
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CAS# 64-19-7: final RQ = 5000 pounds (2270 kg)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 64-19-7: acute, chronic, flammable.
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
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:
is listed as a Hazardous Substance 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.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly
hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 64-19-7 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Florida,
Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk
Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in
Accordance with EC Directives
R 10 Flammable.
R 35 Causes severe burns.
S 23 Do not inhale gas/fumes/vapour/spray.
S 26 In case of
contact with eyes, rinse immediately
with plenty of water and seek medical
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
advice immediately (show the label where
CAS# 64-19-7: 1
CAS# 64-19-7 is
listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 64-19-7 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of B3, E.
CAS# 64-19-7 is listed
on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
64-19-7: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3);STEL 15 ppm (37 mg
OEL-AUSTRIA:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3) OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg
ppm (37 mg/m3) OEL-CZECHOSLOVAKIA:TWA 25 mg/m3;STEL 50 m
10 ppm (25 mg/m3) OEL-FINLAND:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg
/m3);STEL 15 ppm (37
mg/m3);Skin OEL-FRANCE:STEL 10 ppm (25 mg/m3) O
EL-GERMANY:TWA 10 ppm (25
mg/m3) OEL-HUNGARY:TWA 10 mg/m3;STEL 20 mg/
m3 OEL-INDIA:TWA 10 ppm (25
mg/m3);STEL 15 ppm (37 mg/m3) OEL-JAPAN:
TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3) OEL-THE
NETHERLANDS:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3) OEL-
THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3)
OEL-POLAND:TWA 5 mg/m3 OEL-RUS
SIA:TWA 10 ppm;STEL 5 mg/m3;Skin
OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3);STE
L 15 ppm (35 mg/m3) OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA
10 ppm (25 mg/m3);STEL 20 ppm
(50 mg/m3) OEL-THAILAND:TWA 10 ppm (25 mg/m3)
OEL-TURKEY:TWA 10 ppm
(25 mg/m3) OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 10 ppm (25
mg/m3);STEL 15 ppm (35
mg/m3) OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check
ACGIH TLV OEL
IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #5 Date: 4/10/2001
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