|TRICHLOROACETIC ACID||ICSC: 0586 (November 1998)|
| CAS #: 76-03-9
| UN #: 1839
|EC Number: 200-927-2
|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! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Sore throat. Cough. Burning sensation. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting. Shortness of breath. Laboured breathing. Symptoms may be delayed. See Notes.||Use ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Pain. Redness. Blisters. Skin burns.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Pain. Redness. Severe deep burns.||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||Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Shock or collapse.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention . See Notes.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Sweep spilled substance into covered water-filled containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Cautiously neutralize remainder with alkaline materials. Then wash away with plenty of water.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Separated from food and feedstuffs. See Chemical Dangers. Cool. Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.|
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
|TRICHLOROACETIC ACID||ICSC: 0586|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C2HCl3O2 / CCl3COOH
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
TLV: 0.5 ppm as TWA; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans).
MAK: 1.4 mg/m3, 0.2 ppm; peak limitation category: I(1); pregnancy risk group: C
|The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Rest and medical observation are therefore essential.
Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor, or by an authorized person, should be considered.
Symbol: C, N; R: 35-50/53; S: (1/2)-26-36/37/39-45-60-61
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Trichloroacetic Acid (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 63, 1995) Trichloroacetic acid (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 84, 2004)