Material Safety Data Sheet
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MSDS # 4.50
Product and Company Identification
Synonyms/General Names: Acetic Oxide.
Product Use: For educational use only.
Manufacturer: Columbus Chemical Industries, Inc., Columbus, WI 53925.
24 Hour Emergency Information Telephone Numbers
CHEMTREC (USA): 800-424-9300
CANUTEC (Canada): 613-424-6666
ScholAR Chemistry; 5100 W. Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14586; (866) 260-0501; www.Scholarchemistry.com
Clear, colorless solution with a strong, pungent vinegar-like odor.
HMIS (0 to 4)
WARNING! Corrosive to body tissue, moderate fire risk and moderately toxic by ingestion. Water reactive
to produce acetic acid and heat. Flammable liquid, keep away from all ignition sources.
Target organs: Respiratory system, eyes, skin.
This material is considered hazardous by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
Composition / Information on Ingredients
Acetic Anhydride (108-24-7), >99%
First Aid Measures
Always seek professional medical attention after first aid measures are provided.
Immediately flush eyes with excess water for 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally.
Immediately flush skin with excess water for 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing.
Call Poison Control immediately. Do not induce vomiting. Rinse mouth with cold water. Give victim 1-2 cups of
water or milk to drink.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
Fire Fighting Measures
Class II Flammable Liquid. When heated to decomposition, emits acrid fumes 2
Protective equipment and precautions for firefighters: Use foam or dry chemical to extinguish fire.