Retinol acetate

  • Crystalets
  • Myvak
  • Myvax
  • Retinyl acetate
  • all-trans-Retinyl acetate
  • Vitamin A acetate
Formula
C22H32O2
Structure
Description
White to off-white solid.
Uses
antioxidant

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
127-47-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
204-844-2
RTECS
VH6825000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Beilstein/Gmelin
1915439
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-04135
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C22H32O2
Formula mass
328.49
Melting point, °C
60
Boiling point, °C
70 (0.0001 torr)
Density
1.007 g/cm3
Viscosity
20 mPa.s @ 60 C
Refractive index
1.5865 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Do not store in direct sunlight. 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 appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
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
No data.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, acetic acid.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
> 100
Autoignition, °C
>250
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.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Immediately 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.