Magnesium acetate

  • Magnesium diacetate
  • Cromosan
Formula
Mg(C2H4O2)2
Structure
Description
White crystals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
142-72-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
205-554-9
RTECS
AI5600000
RTECS class
Mutagen
Merck
12,5688
Beilstein/Gmelin
3692530
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-00094
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7503
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
2C2H3O2.Mg
Formula mass
142.39
Melting point, °C
323
Vapor density (air=1)
NP
Density
1.42 g/cm3

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed in a cool place in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
If overexposure has been determined or documented, a NIOSH/MSHA jointly approved air supplied respirator is advised in absence of proper environmental control. OSHA regulations also permit other NIOSH/MSHA respirators under specified conditions.
Small spills/leaks
Small Spill - Sweep up material for disposal or recovery. Large Spill - Scoop or vacuum transfer spilled product to clean containers for recovery. Sweep up unrecoverable product. Transfer sweepings, contaminated soil, and other materials to containers for disposal.
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish fire using Use an extinguishing media appropriate for surrounding fire. Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in the positive pressure demand mode with appropriate turn-out gear and chemical resistant personal protective equipment.

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
Symptoms of exposure to this material through breathing, swallowing, and/or passage of the material through the skin may include: stomach or intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) irritation (nose, throat, airways).
   Ingestion
Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts may be harmful.
   Inhalation
This material is a dust or may produce dust.
   Skin
May cause mild skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness and burning of skin.
   Eyes
May cause mild eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, and redness.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.