Acetin

  • Monoacetin
  • Acetoglyceride
  • Acetyl monoglyceride
  • Glycerin monoacetate
  • Glycerol acetate
  • Glycerol monoacetate
Formula
C5H10O4
Structure
Description
Clear colorless to pale yellow viscous liquid with a characteristic odor.
Uses
In manufacture of smokeless powder & dynamite, as solvent for basic dyes, in tanning leather.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
26446-35-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
247-704-6
RTECS
AK3595000
RTECS class
Mutagen
Merck
12,6325
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C5H10O4
Formula mass
134.13
Melting point, °C
17
Boiling point, °C
158
Vapor pressure, mmHg
3
Density
1.21 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
10.91 (pKb)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Protection
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
> 110
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Fire potential
This chemical is probably combustible.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
No information found.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.