International Chemical Safety Cards

ACRYLAMIDE ICSC: 0091
ACRYLAMIDE
2-Propene amide
Acrylic acid amide
CH2CHCONH2
Molecular mass: 71.8
CAS # 79-06-1
RTECS # AS3325000
ICSC # 0091
UN # 2074
EC # 616-003-00-0
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat. Weakness.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain (further see Inhalation).
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Weakness.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Consult an expert! Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles).
    Separated from oxidants. Cool. Keep in the dark. Well closed. Keep under inert gas. Store only if stabilized.
    Special material.
    T symbol
    R: 45-46-24/25-48/23/24/25
    S: 53-44
    UN Haz Class: 6.1
    UN Pack Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0091 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    ACRYLAMIDE ICSC: 0091

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE CRYSTALS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance may polymerize violently due to heating or under the influence of light. The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic gases (nitrous oxides). Reacts violently with oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as TWA): ppm; 0.03 mg/m3 (skin) (ACGIH 1992-1993).
    MAK: class III A2, H (1992).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin, and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system and the liver.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans. May cause genetic damage in humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point (decomposes): 175-300C
    Melting point: 84.5C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.04
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 30C: 215
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 1
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.45
    Flash point: 138C (c.c.)C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 424C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.67
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to fish.
    NOTES
    Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Do NOT take working clothes home. ACGIH classifies this substance as A2 (suspected human carcinogen).
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G05
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0091 ACRYLAMIDE
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