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acetamide
CAS No.: 60-35-5
Synonyms:
Formula: C2H5NO
Exact Mass: 59.03710
Molecular Weight: 59.06720
PSA: 43.09000
LogP: 0.19190
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acetamide 60-35-5 MSDS
Name: Acetamide Material Safety Data Sheet
Synonym: Acetic Acid Amide; Ethanamide; Methanecarboxamide
CAS: 60-35-5
Section 1 - Chemical Product   MSDS Name:Acetamide Material Safety Data Sheet
Synonym:Acetic Acid Amide; Ethanamide; Methanecarboxamide

Section 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CAS# Chemical Name content EINECS#
60-35-5 Acetamide 100 200-473-5
Hazard Symbols: XN
Risk Phrases: 40

Section 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
  EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.Hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air).
Potential Health Effects
Eye:
May cause eye irritation.
Skin:
Causes mild skin irritation.
Ingestion:
Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
May cause liver damage.
Inhalation:
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause liver damage.
Chronic:
Possible cancer hazard based on tests with laboratory animals. May cause cancer according to animal studies. Chronic exposure may cause liver damage.

Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES
  Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin:
Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion:
Do not induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Inhalation:
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Notes to Physician:

Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
  General Information:
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Dusts may be combustible when exposed to heat, flame, or oxidizing agents. Dust can be an explosion hazard when exposed to heat or flame.
Extinguishing Media:
For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam. Water or foam may cause frothing. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers.

Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
  General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks:
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Clean up residual material by washing area with a 2-5% solution of soda ash.

Section 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE
  Handling:
Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation.
Storage:
Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
  Engineering Controls:
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use process enclosure, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to control airborne levels.
Exposure Limits CAS# 60-35-5: Netherlands: 10 ppm MAC; 25 mg/m3 MAC Personal Protective Equipment Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin:
Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing:
Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators:
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.

Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
 
Physical State: Solid
Color: white
Odor: mousy like odor
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 221 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point: 80 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, lower: Not available.
Explosion Limits, upper: Not available.
Decomposition Temperature: Not available.
Solubility in water: 200% in water.
Specific Gravity/Density: 1.16
Molecular Formula: C2H5NO
Molecular Weight: 59.07

Section 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
  Chemical Stability:
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid:
Dust generation, moisture, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong oxidizers, metals, halogenated materials.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  RTECS#:
CAS# 60-35-5: AB4025000 LD50/LC50:
CAS# 60-35-5: Oral, mouse: LD50 = 12900 mg/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 7 gm/kg.
Carcinogenicity:
Acetamide - California: carcinogen, initial date 1/1/90 IARC: Group 2B carcinogen Other:
See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  Other For more information, see "HANDBOOK OF ENVIRONMENTAL FATE AND EXPOSURE DATA."

Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
  Products which are considered hazardous for supply are classified as Special Waste and the disposal of such chemicals is covered by regulations which may vary according to location. Contact a specialist disposal company or the local waste regulator for advice. Empty containers must be decontaminated before returning for recycling.

Section 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION
 
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IMO
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RID/ADR
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USA RQ: CAS# 60-35-5: 100 lb final RQ; 45.4 kg final RQ

Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION
 
European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: XN
Risk Phrases:
R 40 Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.
Safety Phrases:
S 36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and
gloves.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 60-35-5: 1
Canada
CAS# 60-35-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 60-35-5 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
US FEDERAL
TSCA
CAS# 60-35-5 is listed on the TSCA inventory.


SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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