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SODIUM TRICHLOROACETATEICSC: 1139
June 2002
CAS #: 650-51-1TCA-sodium
TCA
STCA
Trichloroacetic acid, sodium salt
EINECS #: 211-479-2

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation.  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 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. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. 

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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong bases. Dry. 
PACKAGING
 
SODIUM TRICHLOROACETATE ICSC: 1139
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
HYGROSCOPIC WHITE-TO-YELLOW POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong bases. This produces chloroform (see ICSC 0027). 

Formula: C2Cl3NaO2 / CCl3CO2Na
Molecular mass: 185.4
Decomposes at 165°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 120 (very good)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.002  


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, skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly on spraying. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
MAK mg/m3; MAK peak limitation category: ; MAK skin absorption (H); MAK pregnancy risk group: 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be taken to avoid any additional release, for example through inappropriate disposal. 

NOTES
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
TCA is also the abbreviation for trichloroacetic acid (ICSC 0586) in some countries. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xi, N; R: 37-50/53; S: (2)-46-60-61 

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