Chorismic Acid

  • 1,5-Cyclohexadiene-1-carboxylic acid, 3-[(1-carboxyethenyl)oxy]-4-hydroxy-, (3R,4R)-
Formula
C10H10O6
Structure
Description
Solid

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
617-12-9
R: 20/21/22 26/37/38 45 63
S: 23 36/37/39 45 53
Merck
12,2274

Properties.
Formula
C10H10O6
Formula mass
226.19
Melting point, °C
105 - 108 (decomposes)
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1.1E-14 (25 C)
Density
1.49 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Very soluble
pKa/pKb
3.59 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.19

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool dry place at -70 C.
Protection
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish with carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Combustion products
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Toxic. May cause cancer. Possible risk of harm to the unborn child. Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.