CALCIUM ACETATE

Acetic acid, calcium salt
C4H6O4°Ca / (CH3OO)2Ca
Molecular mass: 158.2
ICSC #    1092

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.

PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE TO BROWN OR GREY CRYSTALS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:

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

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.