Cadmium acetate dihydrate

  • Cadmium di(acetate)
Formula
Cd(CH3COO)2
Structure
Description
Odorless colorless solid.
Uses
Producing iridescent effects on porcelains and pottery, as a reagent for determination of s, se, and te, in cadmium electroplating.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
543-90-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
208-853-2
RTECS
EU9810000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
UN (DOT)
2570
Merck
12,1650
Beilstein/Gmelin
3692533
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-00094
RCRA
D006
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-6637
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
2C2H3O2*Cd
Formula mass
230.5
Melting point, °C
256
Density
2.34 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Tightly closed containers. Keep away from heat and water. Store at away from food and foodstuffs.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
NIOSH appoved respirator; goggles or face shield; rubber gloves. In fire conditions, wear goggles and self-contained breathing apparatus.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
ELIMINATE all ignition sources. Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. DO NOT GET WATER INSIDE CONTAINERS.
Stability
Stability during transport.
Incompatibilities
Reacts as bases to neutralize acids.
Decomposition
When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of cadmium.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Alcohol foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemicals. Must contain runoff.
Fire potential
Nonflammable.
Hazards
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Toxic cadmium oxide fumes may form in fires.
Health
3
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
NIOSH REL*: Ca See Appendix A OSHA PEL*: [1910.1027] TWA 0.005 mg/m3 *Note: REL and PEL apply to all Cadmium compounds (as Cd).] IDLH Ca [9 mg/m3 (as Cd)]
Carcinogin
O, G-A2, I-1, N-1, CP65
Poison_Class
1
Exposure effects
CNS effects of acute exposures have included delayed parkinsonism. Smoking and industrial exposure to cadmium has resulted in increased placental levels of cadmium.
   Ingestion
Ingestion - nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, salivation, dry mouth, and substernal pain occur.
   Inhalation
TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
   Skin
Skin eruptions and pruritus may occur.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Induce vomiting; allay gastrointestinal irritation by swallowing milk or egg whites at frequent intervals; perform gastric lavage; seek medical attention.
   Inhalation
Remove victim to fresh air; seek medical attention.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. For minor skin contact, avoid spreading material on unaffected skin.
   Eyes
Flush with water for at least 15 min.

Transport.
UN number
2570
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
CAT