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GALLIC ACIDICSC: 1174
3,4,5-Trihydroxybenzoic acidApril 2017
CAS #: 149-91-7
EC Number: 205-749-9

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety goggles.  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. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into 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

No hazard classification according to GHS criteria 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong reducing agents. Dry. Keep in the dark. 
PACKAGING
 
GALLIC ACID ICSC: 1174
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong reducing agents. This generates heat and flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC 0001). 

Formula: C7H6O5/C6H2(OH)3COOH
Molecular mass: 170.1
Sublimation point: 210°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.7
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 1.1 (moderate)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.7  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
See Notes. 

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
See Notes. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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