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SODIUM FLUOROACETATEICSC: 0484
Sodium fluoroacetic acid
Fluoroacetic acid, sodium salt
October 1997
CAS #: 62-74-8
UN #: 2629
EC Number: 200-548-2

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Convulsions. Laboured breathing. Unconsciousness.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! See Inhalation.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes   Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion See Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable 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
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: I 

STORAGE
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
Unbreakable packaging.
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
SODIUM FLUOROACETATE ICSC: 0484
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic fumes including hydrogen fluoride. 

Formula: C2H2FO2.Na / CH2FCOONa
Molecular mass: 100.02
Decomposes at 200°C
Solubility in water: good 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system and central nervous system. This may result in cardiac disorders and respiratory failure. Exposure could cause death. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 0.05 mg/m3, as TWA; (skin).
MAK: (inhalable fraction): 0.05 mg/m3; peak limitation category: II(4); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: B 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T+, N; R: 26/27/28-50; S: (1/2)-13-22-36/37-45-61; Note: A 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Sodium fluoroacetate (PIM 494)