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LEAD(II) ACETATE (anhydrous)ICSC: 0910
lead di(acetate)
lead diacetate
lead acetate
April 2017
CAS #: 301-04-2
UN #: 1616
EC Number: 206-104-4

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.    Prevent deposition of dust. Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. NO contact with incompatible materials: See Chemical Dangers  Use fine water spray, foam, dry powder.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. See Ingestion.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles 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 Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal cramps. Constipation. Convulsions.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer immediately for medical attention. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 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

cancer;health hazenviro;aqua
DANGER
Suspected of causing cancer
May damage fertility or the unborn child
May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Store only in original container. Separated from bromates, acids and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
LEAD(II) ACETATE (anhydrous) ICSC: 0910
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS OR WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including lead oxides and acetic acid. Reacts violently with bromates and acids. This generates explosion hazard. 

Formula: C4H6O4Pb / (CH3COO)2Pb
Molecular mass: 325.3
Melting point: 280°C
Relative density (water = 1): 3.3
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 44  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the blood and central nervous system. This may result in haemolytic anaemia, nervous disorders and kidney impairment. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the blood, bone marrow, cardiovascular system, kidneys and nervous system. This may result in anaemia, increase of blood pressure, paralysis, kidney impairment and behavioural effects. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. Causes serious reproductive toxicity in humans. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to birds, mammals, soil contamination and water quality. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in plants and animals. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it is persistent. 

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The symptoms of acute intoxication do not become manifest until hours have passed.
Do NOT take working clothes home. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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