SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Name: Magnesium Acetate Anhydrous
Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. MG-AC-02-C.AHYD
CAS #: 142-72-3
Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development
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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Inhalation: May cause irritation to the respiratory tract. Symptoms may include coughing and shortness of breath.
Ingestion: Large oral doses may cause irritation to the gastrointestinal tract.
Skin Contact: No adverse effects expected but may cause minor skin irritation.
Eye Contact: May cause irritation, redness and pain.
Chronic Exposure: No information found.
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: No information found.
SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Cas number: 142-72-3
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention for any breathing difficulty.
Ingestion: If large amounts were swallowed, give water to drink and get medical advice.
Skin Contact: Wash exposed area with soap and water. Get medical advice if irritation develops.
Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting upper and lower eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Fire: Not considered to be a fire hazard.
Explosion: Not considered to be an explosion hazard.
Fire Extinguishing Media: Use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire.
Special Information: In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Ventilate area of leak or spill. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section 8
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Isolate from incompatible substances. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Airborne Exposure Limits: None established.
Ventilation System: A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures as low as possible. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.
Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): For conditions of use where exposure to dust or mist is apparent and engineering controls are not feasible, a particulate respirator (NIOSH type N95 or better filters) may be worn. If oil particles (e.g. lubricants, cutting fluids, glycerine, etc.) are present, use a NIOSH type R or P filter. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-face positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Skin Protection: Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering clothing.
Eye Protection: Use chemical safety goggles. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance: White hygroscopic crystals.
Odor: Light smell of acetic acid.
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Specific Gravity: 1.45
pH: Aqueous solution is neutral or slightly acid.
% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F): 0
Boiling Point: No information found.
Melting Point: 80C (176F)
Vapor Density (Air=1): No information found.
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): No information found.
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1): No information found.
SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage. Very hygroscopic.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: May produce oxides of carbon and the contained metal.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Incompatibilities: Strong oxidizers.
Conditions to Avoid: Moisture and incompatibles.
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
No LD50/LC50 information found relating to normal routes of occupational exposure. Investigated as a mutagen.
Ingredient Known Anticipated IARC Category
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Magnesium Acetate (142-72-3) No No None
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Environmental Fate: No information found.
Environmental Toxicity: No information found.
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Not hazardous for transportation.
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
The product does not need to be labelled in accordance with EC directives or respective national laws
SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION
Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2018 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.