First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
According to UN GHS Criteria
May be harmful if swallowed Causes eye irritation
Transportation UN Classification
Separated from strong acids and strong oxidants.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance WHITE FLAKES OR CRYSTALLINE POWDER.
Chemical dangers Decomposes on heating and on contact with strong acids. This produces acetic acid fumes. Reacts violently with strong oxidants. The solution in water is a weak base.
Formula: C2H3KO2 / CH3COOK
Molecular mass: 98.1
Melting point: 292°C Density: 1.6 g/cm³ Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 256
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes and skin.
Inhalation risk No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
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