TRI CHLORO ACETIC ACID

·  1 Identification of substance:

  • Product details: Product name: Trichloroacetic acid
  • Manufacturer/Supplier:
    Tel 91 22  66313162
    Web Site:

·    2 Composition/Data on components:

  • Chemical characterization:
               Description: (CAS#)            
    Trichloroacetic acid (CAS# 76-03-9), 100%
  • Identification number(s):
  • EINECS Number: 200-927-2 EU Number: 607-004-00-7
  • Code no. 978

·    3 Hazards identification

  • Hazard description:
    C Corrosive
    N Dangerous for the environment
  • Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment
    R 35    Causes severe burns.
    R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment
  • Classification system
  • HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)
      (Hazardous Materials Identification System)
    Health (acute effects) = 3
    Flammability = 0
    Reactivity = 1

·    4 First aid measures

  • General information Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
  • After inhalation Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.Seek immediate medical advice.
  • After skin contact Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
  • After eye contactRinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.
  • After swallowing Seek immediate medical advice.

·    5 Fire fighting measures

  • Suitable extinguishing agents:Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire.
  • Special hazards caused by the material, its products of combustion or
      resulting gases:
    In case of fire, the following can be released:Carbon monoxide (CO)
    Hydrogen chloride (HCl)
  • Protective equipment:Wear self-contained respirator.Wear fully protective impervious suit.

·    6 Accidental release measures

  • Person-related safety precautions: Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away. Ensure adequate ventilation
  • Measures for environmental protection:Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
  • Measures for cleaning/collecting: Use neutralizing agent.Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13. Ensure adequate ventilation.
  • Additional information: See Section 7 for information on safe handling
    See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
    See Section 13 for disposal information.

·    7 Handling and storage

  • Handling
  • Information for safe handling:
    Keep container tightly sealed.
    Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
    Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
  • Information about protection against explosions and fires:
    The product is not flammable
  • Storage
  • Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
    No special requirements.
  • Information about storage in one common storage facility:
    Store away from oxidizing agents.
    Do not store together with alkalies (caustic solutions).
  • Further information about storage conditions:
    Keep container tightly sealed.
    Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.

·    8 Exposure controls and personal protection

  • Additional information about design of technical systems:
    Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.

    Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:

    Trichloroacetic acid

    ACGIH TLV             1; A3
    Belgium TWA           1
    Denmark TWA           1
    France TWA            1
    Ireland TWA           1
    Netherlands TWA       1
    Russia TWA            5-STEL (skin)
    Switzerland TWA       1
  • Additional information: No data
  • Personal protective equipment
  • General protective and hygienic measures
    The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed. Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
    Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
    Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
    Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
  • Breathing equipment:Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
  • Protection of hands: Impervious gloves
  • Eye protection: Safety glasses:Tightly sealed goggles
    Full face protection
  • Body protection: Protective work clothing.

·    9 Physical and chemical properties:

  • General Information
  • Form: Crystalline
  • Color: Colorless
  • Odor: Acrid
  •                                      Value/Range  Unit    Method      
  • Change in condition
  • Melting point/Melting range:                 54-58 ° C
  • Boiling point/Boiling range:                   196 ° C
  • Sublimation temperature / start:   Not determined
  • Flash point:                       Not applicable
  • Ignition temperature:              Not determined
  • Decomposition temperature:         Not determined
  • Danger of explosion:
    Product does not present an explosion hazard.
  • Explosion limits:
  • Lower:                             Not determined
  • Upper:                             Not determined
  • Vapor pressure:                    Not determined
  • Density:               at   20 ° C            1.62 g/cm³
  • Solubility in / Miscibility with
  • Water:                 at   25 ° C           13060 g/l

·   10 Stability and reactivity

  • Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
    Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
  • Materials to be avoided:Acids :Oxidizing agents
  • Dangerous reactions No dangerous reactions known
  • Dangerous products of decomposition:Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
    Hydrogen chloride (HCl)

·   11 Toxicological information

  • Acute toxicity: Primary irritant effect: on the skin:
    Strong corrosive effect on skin and mucous membranes.
    Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.
  • on the eye: Strong corrosive effect.Irritating effect.
  • Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.
  • Other information (about experimental toxicology):
    Mutagenic effects have been observed on tests with bacteria.
  • Subacute to chronic toxicity: Corrosive materials are acutely destructive to the respiratory tract, eyes, skin and digestive tract.  Eye contact may result in permanent damage and complete vision loss.  Inhalation may result in respiratory effects such as inflammation, edema, and chemical pneumonitis.  May cause coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting.  Ingestion may cause damage to the mouth, throat and esophagus.  May cause skin burns or irritation depending on the severity of the exposure.
  • Additional toxicological information:Swallowing will lead to a strong corrosive effect on mouth and throat and to the danger of perforation of esophagus and stomach.To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.IARC-3: Not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans. ACGIH A3: Animal carcinogen: Agent is carcinogenic in experimental animals at a relatively high dose, by route(s) of administration, at site(s), of histologic type(s), or by mechanism(s) not considered relevant to worker exposure.  Available epidemologic studies do not confirm an increased risk of cancer in exposed humans.  Available evidence suggests that the agent is not likely to cause cancer in humans except under uncommon or unlikely routes or levels of exposure.

·   12 Ecological information:

  • Ecotoxical effects: Remark: Very toxic for fish
  • General notes: Also poisonous for fish and plankton in water bodies.
    Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.Very toxic for aquatic organisms

·   13 Disposal considerations

  • Product:Recommendation: Consult state, local or national regulations to ensure proper disposal.
  • Uncleaned packagings: Recommendation:Disposal must be made according to official regulations.

·   14 Transport information

  • DOT regulations:
  • Hazard class:             8
  • Identification number:    UN1839
  • Packing group:            II
  • Proper shipping name (technical name):
                              TRICHLOROACETIC ACID
  • Label                     8
  • Land transport ADR/RID  (cross-border)
  • ADR/RID class:            8 (C4) Corrosive substances
  • Danger code (Kemler):     80
  • UN-Number:                1839
  • Packaging group:          II
  • Description of goods:     1839 TRICHLOROACETIC ACID
  • Maritime transport IMDG:
  • IMDG Class:               8
  • UN Number:                1839
  • Label                     8
  • Packaging group:          II
  • Proper shipping name:     TRICHLOROACETIC ACID
  • Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
  • ICAO/IATA Class:          8
  • UN/ID Number:             1839
  • Label                     8
  • Packaging group:          II
  • Proper shipping name:     TRICHLOROACETIC ACID

·   15 Regulations

  • Product related hazard informations:
  • Hazard symbols: C Corrosive N Dangerous for the environment
  • Risk phrases:
    35       Causes severe burns.
    50/53    Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment
  • Safety phrases:
    26       In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
    36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
    45       In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately.
    60       This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.
    61       Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/Safety data sheets
  • National regulations :All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory.
  • Information about limitation of use: For use only by technically qualified individuals.

·   16 Other information:

Employers should use this information only as a supplement to other information gathered by them, and should make independent judgement of suitability of this information to ensure proper use and protect the health and safety of employees.  This information is furnished without warranty, and any use of the product not in conformance with this Material Safety Data Sheet, or in combination with any other product or process, is the responsibility of the user.



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