|ACETALDEHYDE||ICSC: 0009 (November 2003)|
| CAS #: 75-07-0
| UN #: 1089
|EC Number: 200-836-8
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Extremely flammable. Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with hot surfaces. Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling. Use non-sparking handtools.||Use water in large amounts, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|AVOID ALL CONTACT!|
|Inhalation||Cough.||Use ventilation. Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Pain.||Protective gloves.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention .|
|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||Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Nausea. Vomiting.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Remove all ignition sources. Evacuate danger area! Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. Remove vapour with fine water spray.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Fireproof. Separated from incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers. Cooled. Keep in the dark. Store only if stabilized.|
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C2H4O / CH3CHO
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
TLV: 25 ppm as STEL; (ceiling value): A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans).
MAK: 91 mg/m3, 50 ppm; peak limitation category: I(1); carcinogen category: 5; pregnancy risk group: C; germ cell mutagen group: 5
|The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.|
|Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The occupational exposure limit value should not be exceeded during any part of the working exposure.
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert.
Rinse contaminated clothing with plenty of water because of fire hazard.
Symbol: F+, Xn; R: 12-36/37-40; S: (2)-16-33-36/37
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Acetaldehyde (EHC 167, 1995) Acetaldehyde (HSG 90, 1995) ACETALDEHYDE (JECFA Evaluation) Acetaldehyde (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)