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ACETAMIDEICSC: 0233
Acetic acid amide
Ethanamide
Acetimidic acid
Methanecarboxamide
July 1997
CAS #: 60-35-5
EC Number: 200-473-5

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Dry. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
ACETAMIDE ICSC: 0233
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS DELIQUESCENT CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides. Reacts with acids and strong oxidants. 

Formula: C2H5NO / CH3CONH2
Molecular mass: 59.1
Boiling point: 222°C
Melting point: 81°C
Density: 1.16 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 200
Vapour pressure, Pa at 65°C: 133
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.26  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and skin. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
MAK: carcinogen category: 3B.
TLV: 1 ppm as TWA; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans) 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 40; S: (2)-36/37 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       ACETAMIDE (JECFA Evaluation)
       Acetamide  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Supplement7, 1987)
       Acetamide  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 7, 1974)
       Acetamide  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)