Acetic Acid AR – Identification of Product
Chemical Code: CHE-A1
Chemical Name: Acetic Acid Glacial
Chemical Grade: AR
Chemical Formula: C₂H₄O₂
Chemical Weight: 60.05 g/mol
CAS No: 64-19-7
Chemical Synonyms: Glacial Acetic Acid,
REACH No: 01-2119475328-30-XXXX
Signal Word: Danger
Supplemental Hazard Information:
Additional Hazard Information: This substance contains no components considered to be either persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.
Acetic Acid AR – Hazards statements
H226 – Flammable liquid and vapour.
H314 – Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
P210 – Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.
P260 – Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P280 – Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P303 + P361 + P353 – If on skin (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
P305 + P351 + P338 – If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P370 + P378 – In case of fire: Use dry powder or dry sand to extinguish.
Composition of Chemical
Chemical Formula: C₂H₄O₂
EC No 1272/2008: 01-2119475328-30-XXXX
First Aid Measures
General Advice: Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
If: Inhaled: If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
If: Skin Contact: Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
If: Eye Contac: Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
If: Swallowed: Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
Important Symptoms: The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling section.
Immediate Medical Attention: No Data Available
Extinguishing Media: Use Water spray, Alcohol-resistant foam, Dry chemical or Carbon Dioxide.
Hazards Arising: No Data Available
Advice for Firefighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Info for Firefighting: Use water spray to cool unopened containers.
Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precautions: Use personal protective equipment.
Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Remove all sources of ignition.
Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
Beware of vapours accumulating to form explosive concentrations.
Vapours can accumulate in low areas.
Enviromental Precautions: Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
Do not let product enter drains.
Method for Containment: Contain spillage, and then collect with an electrically protected vacuum cleaner or by wet-brushing and place in container for disposal according to local regulations.
Acetic Acid AR – Handling and Storage
Personal Precautions: Avoid inhalation of vapour or mist.
Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking.
Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.
Enviromental Precautions: Store in cool place.
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.
Acetic Acid AR – Exposure Controls | Personal Protection
Derived No Effect Level (DNEL)
Workers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
Workers – Inhalation – Acute local effects – 25 mg/m³
Workers – Inhalation – Long-term local effects – 25 mg/m³
Workers – Skin contact – Long-term local effects – 10mg/kg BW/d
Consumers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
Consumers – Inhalation – Acute local effects – 25 mg/m³
Consumers – Inhalation – Long-term local effects – 25 mg/m³
Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC)
Soil – 0.478 mg/Kg
Marine Water – 0.3058 mg/L
Fresh Water – 3.058 mg/L
Marine Sediment – 1.136 mg/Kg
Fresh Water Sediment – 11.36 mg/Kg
Sewage Treatment Plant – 85 mg/l
Aquatic Intermittent Release – 30.58 mg/l
Engineering Controls: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
Eye/Face Protection: Tightly fitting safety goggles. Face shield (8-inch minimum). Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166 (EU).
Skin Protection: Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching gloves outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU
Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.
Full contact –
Material: Bbutyl-rubber. Minimum layer thickness: 0,3 mm
Break through time: 480 min. Material tested: Butoject®
Splash contact –
Material: Nature latex/Chloroprene. Minimum layer thickness: 0,6 mm
Break through time: 32 min. Material tested: Lapren®
Data source: KCL GmbH, D-36124, Test method: EN374
If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which differ from EN 374, contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an industrial hygienist and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use scenario.
Body Protection: Complete suit protecting against chemicals. Flame retardant anti-static protective clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory Protection: Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face particle respirator with multi-purpose combination, type OV/AG (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
Acetic Acid AR – Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: Clear, Colourless Liquid
Odour Threshold: No Data Available
pH: 2.4 at 60.05 g/l
Melting Point: 16.2 °C (lit).
Boiling Point: 117 – 118 °C (lit).
Flash Point: 40.0 °C (closed cup)
Evaporation: No Data Available
Flammability: No Data Available
Upper/Lower Flammability or Explosive Limits: Upper explosion limit: 19.9% (V),
Lower explosion limit: 4% (V)
Vapour pressure: 73.3 hPa at 50.0°C,
15.2 hPa at 20.0°C
Vapour density: No Data Available
Relative density: 1,049 g/cm³ at 25°C
Water solubility: Completely miscible
Partition Coefficien: Log Pow: – 0.169
Auto-ignition Temperature: 485.0°C
Decomposition Temperature: No Data Available
Viscosity: No Data Available
Explosive properties: No Data Available
Oxidizing properties: No Data Available
Other Safety Info: Surface tension – 28.8 mN/m at 10.0°C
Acetic Acid AR Glass Bottle – Stability and Reactivity
Reactivity: No Data Available
Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: No Data Available
Conditions to Avoid: Heat, flames and sparks
Incompatible Materials: Oxidizing agents, Soluble Carbonates and Phosphates, Hydroxides, Metals, Peroxides, Permanganates
(e.g. Potassium Permanganate), Amines, Alcohols, Nitric Acid.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions – Carbon Oxides
Acute Toxicity: LD50 Oral – Rat – 3.310 mg/kg.
LC50 Inhalation – Mouse – 1 h – 5620 ppm.
Remarks: Sense Organs and Special Senses (Nose, Eye, Ear, and Taste).
Eye: Conjunctive irritation.
Sense Organs and Special Senses (Nose, Eye, Ear, and Taste): Eye: Other.
Blood: Other changes.
LC50 Inhalation – Rat – 4 h – 11,4 mg/l.
LD50 Dermal – Rabbit – 1.112 mg/kg.
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Rabbit
Result: Causes severe burns
Serious Eye damage | Eye Irritation: Rabbit –
Result: Corrosive to eyes
Cell Mutagenicity: No Data Available
Carcinogenicity: IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
Reproductive toxicity: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Single Exposure: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Repeated Exposure: No Data Available
Aspiration Hazard: No Data Available
Ecological Toxicity: Toxicity to fish:
Semi-static test LC50 – Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout) – > 1.000 mg/l – 96 h (OECD Test Guideline 203)
Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates:
EC50 – Daphnia magna (Water flea) – > 300.82 mg/l – 48 h (OECD Test Guideline 202)
Ecological Persistence and degradability: Biodegradability:
Aerobic: Exposure time – 30 d – Result: 99% – Readily biodegradable.
Remarks: Expected to be biodegradable.
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD): 880 mg/g
Bioaccumulative Potential: No Data Available
Mobility in Soil: No Data Available
Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment: This substance contains no components considered to be either persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.
Other Adverse Effect: No Data Available
Waste Treatment Methods: Product –
Burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber but exert extra care in igniting as this material is highly
flammable. Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.
Contaminated packaging –
Dispose of as unused product.
UN Number: ADR/RID: 2789
UN Shipping Hazard: ADR/RID: ACETIC ACID, GLACIAL
IMDG: ACETIC ACID, GLACIAL
IATA: Acetic Acid, Glacial
Transport Hazard Class: ADR/RID: 8 (3)
IMDG: 8 (3)
IATA: 8 (3)
Packaging Group: ADR/RID: II
Enviromental Hazards: ADR/RID: no
IMDG Marine pollutant: no
Special Precautions: No Data Available
Safety, Health and environmental regulations: This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No.
Chemical Safety Assessment: A Chemical Safety Assessment has been carried out for this substance.
Additional Info: Material is extremely destructive to tissue of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes and skin.
Spasm, inflammation and edema of the larynx.
Spasm, inflammation and edema of the bronchi.
Pneumonitis, Pulmonary edema, Burning sensation, Cough, Wheezing, Laryngitis, Shortness of breath, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting.
Ingestion or inhalation of concentrated Acetic Acid causes damage to tissues of the respiratory and digestive tracts.
Symptoms include: Hematemesis, Bloody diarrhea, Edema and/or perforation of the Esophagus and Pylorus, Pancreatitis, Hematuria, Anuria, Uremia, Albuminuria, Hemolysis, Convulsions, Bronchitis, Pulmonary Edema, Pneumonia, Cardiovascular collapse, Shock and Death.
Direct contact or exposure to high concentrations of vapor with skin or eyes can cause:
Erythema, Blisters, Tissue destruction with slow healing, Skin blackening, Hyperkeratosis, Fissures, Corneal erosion, Opacification, Iritis, Conjunctivitis, and possible blindness.
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.