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TRIETHYL CITRATEICSC: 1350
1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, triethyl esterOctober 1999
CAS #: 77-93-0
EC Number: 201-070-7

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use powder, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles 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 Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
TRIETHYL CITRATE ICSC: 1350
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS OILY LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Formula: C12H20O7 / (CH2COOC2H5)2COHCOOC2H5
Molecular mass: 276.3
Boiling point: 294°C
Melting point: -55°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water: moderate
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 0.3
Flash point: 151°C 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Triethyl citrate (WHO Food Additives Series 14)
       Triethyl citrate (WHO Food Additives Series 19)
       TRIETHYL CITRATE (JECFA Evaluation)