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MERCURIC ACETATEICSC: 0978
April 2014
CAS #: 1600-27-7Acetic acid, mercury(2+) salt
Mercury di(acetate)
UN #: 1629
EINECS #: 216-491-1

  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.   

 AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Sore throat. Cough.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness.  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 Metallic taste. Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Consult an expert! Personal protection: chemical protection suit. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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DANGER
Fatal if swallowed
Toxic in contact with skin
May cause an allergic skin reaction
May cause damage to kidneys
May cause damage to nervous system and kidneys 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: II 

STORAGE
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Keep in the dark. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
Unbreakable packaging.
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe marine pollutant. 
MERCURIC ACETATE ICSC: 0978
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALS OR WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and under the influence of light. Attacks many metals. Reacts with ammonia, strong acids and strong oxidants. 

Formula: C4H6O4Hg / Hg(CH3COO)2
Molecular mass: 318.7
Decomposes at 178°C
Density: 3.28 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 40 (good)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 0.24 (calculated) 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the kidneys. Medical observation is indicated. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and kidneys. This may result in ataxia, sensory and memory disturbances, tremors, muscle weakness and kidney impairment. The substance may have effects on male fertility. May cause heritable genetic damage to human germ cells. See Notes. 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in aquatic organisms. 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.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Due to lack of specific data on this substance, the information included in this card was derived by analogy with other mercury(II) compounds. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T+, N; R: 26/27/28-33-50/53; S: (1/2)-13-28-36-45-60-61; Note: A, 1 

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