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Document ID (ISN)64411
CIS number 95-1032
ISBN(s) 3-7776-0615-4
Year 1994
Convention or series no. BUA Report 68 BUA Report 69 BUA Report 70
Author(s)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title Adipic acid. Terephthalic acid. Acetic anhydride
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1994. 124p. Bibl.ref. Price: DEM 48.00.
Abstract Animal experiments indicate that the acute toxicity of adipic acid (Report 68), terephthalic acid (Report 69) and acetic anhydride (Report 70) is low. Animal studies on adipic acid have failed to give any indication of carcinogenic, mutagenic or teratogenic effects; there is one report of two workers developing bronchial asthma following contact with spiramycin adipate. In contact with skin or eyes, acetic anhydride can cause irritation, severe burns and skin sensitization; exposure at the workplace has been observed to cause lacrimation, conjunctivitis and corneal corrosion.
Descriptors (primary) adipic acid; Germany; ecotoxicology; acetic anhydride; toxicology; terephthalic acid
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; irritants; eye irritation; criteria document; caustic substances; conjunctivitis; permissible levels; animal experiments; corneal damage
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pollution control