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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 15
Revision Date: July 24, 2015
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Acetylsalicylic Acid

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9349
Signal Word
WARNING
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 4). Harmful if swallowed (H302). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

Hazard class: Skin and serious eye damage, corrosion or irritation (Category 2, 2A). Causes skin and serious eye irritation (H315+H319).

Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; respiratory tract irritation (Category 3). May cause respiratory irritation (H335).
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Acetylsalicylic acid

Synonyms: Aspirin
50-78-2 C9H8O4 180.16
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P312). If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P340). If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing (P305+P351+P338). If eye irritation persists eyes: Get medical advice or attention (P337+P313). If on skin: Wash with plenty of water (P302+P352). Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse (P362). If swallowed: Rinse mouth (P330). Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P301+P310).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable, but combustible solid.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Do not allow solid to become airborne. Ventilate area. Wipe up the spill with a damp towel. Place in a sealed bag or container, and dispose. and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Organic #1. Store with acids, anhydrides and peracids.
Store in a locked poison cabinet. Keep container tightly closed (P233). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
Exposure guidelines: TLV: 5 mg/m3 (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
White powder. Odorless when fresh. As it ages, it becomes vinegar-like.
Soluble: Water and many organic solvents.
Boiling point: 140 °C (decomposes)
Melting point: 135 °C
Specific gravity: 1.35
Vapor pressure: 0.004 at 25 °C
Vapor density: 1.4
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong oxidizers, strong acids, and strong bases. Solutions of alkali hydroxides or carbonates, strong oxidizers, moisture (Note: Slowly hydrolyzes in moist air to salicyclic and acetic acids.)
Shelf life: Poor, unless kept dry. See Section 7 for further information.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; increased blood clotting time; nausea, vomiting; liver, kidney injury.
Chronic effects: Possible teratogen.
Target organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system, blood, liver, kidneys.
ORL-RAT LD50: 1,500 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #26a is one option. Mix with coffee grounds or kitty litter before disposal.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Not regulated. Hazard class: N/A. UN number: N/A
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (200-064-1).
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.