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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 5.2
Revision Date: March 21, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Acetic Acid Solution 4.3 M - 6 M

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9341
Signal Word
WARNING
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Skin and serious eye damage, corrosion or irritation (Category 2, 2B). Causes skin and eye irritation (H315+H320).

Hazard class: Sensitization, skin (Category 1). May cause an allergic skin reaction (H317). Avoid breathing mist, vapors or spray (P261).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Acetic acid
Water

64-19-7
7732-18-5
CH3COOH
H2O
60.05
18.00
25 - 89%
11 - 75%
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Get medical advice or attention especially if irritation persists (P313+P337+P333).
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 on skin: Wash with plenty of water (P302+P352). Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse (P362).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable, noncombustible solution.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Ventilate area. Contain the spill with sand or other inert absorbent material, neutralize with sodium bicarbonate or calcium hydroxide, and deposit in a sealed bag or container. 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 away from nitric acid.
Store in a dedicated acid cabinet. If an acid cabinet is not available, store in a Flinn Saf-Cube™.
Always add acid to water.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace (P272). Use nitrile, neoprene or butyl rubber gloves.
Exposure guidelines: PEL 10 ppm as acetic acid (OSHA) TLV 10 ppm STEL 15 ppm as acetic acid (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Clear, colorless liquid. Strong vinegar-like odor.
Soluble: Water
pH ~2
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong oxidizers, especially chromic and nitric acids.
Shelf life: Good, if stored properly. Store in a dedicated acid cabinet.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Skin and eye irritation.
Chronic effects: Respiratory tract inflammation.
Target organs: Mucous membranes, respiratory tract, eyes, skin.
ORL-RAT LD50: 3310 mg/kg as acetic acid
IHL-MUS LC50: 5620 ppm/1H as acetic acid
SKN-RBT LD50: 1.06 mg/kg as acetic acid
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
May be toxic to aquatic life.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #24a is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Acetic Acid Solution; Hazard class: 8, Corrosive, Flammable Liquid; UN number: UN2790
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed; EINECS-listed (200-580-7); RCRA code D001, D002.
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.