Safety Data Sheets of Potassium Acetate
1 Hazards Identification
As part of good industrial and personal hygiene and safety procedure,
avoid all unnecessary exposure to the chemical substance and ensure
prompt removal from skin, eyes and clothing.
Ratings (Provided here for your convenience)
Health Rating: 1 - Slight
Flammability Rating: 0 - None
Reactivity Rating: 0 - None
Contact Rating: 1 - Slight
Lab Protective Equip: GOGGLES; LAB COAT; PROPER GLOVES
Storage Color Code: Green (General Storage)
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation: May cause mild irritation to the respiratory tract.
Ingestion: Extremely large oral dosages may produce gastrointestinal
disturbances. Has diuretic effect.
Skin Contact: No adverse effects expected. May cause mild irritation
Eye Contact: No adverse effects expected. May cause mild irritation,
Chronic Exposure: No adverse health effects expected.
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: No adverse health effects
2 First Aid Measures
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention for any
Ingestion: If large amounts were swallowed, give water to drink
and get medical advice.
Skin Contact: Wash exposed area with soap and water. Get medical
advice if irritation develops.
Eye Contact: Wash thoroughly with running water. Get medical advice
if irritation develops.
3 Fire Fighting Measures
Fire: Not considered to be a fire hazard.
Explosion: Not considered to be an explosion hazard.
Fire Extinguishing Media: Use any means suitable for extinguishing
Special Information: In the event of a fire, wear full protective
clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus
with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive
Section 4 Accidental Release Measures
Ventilate area of leak or spill. Wear appropriate personal protective
equipment as specified in Section 8. Spills: Sweep up and containerize
for reclamation or disposal. Vacuuming or wet sweeping may be
used to avoid dust dispersal.
Section 5 Handling and Storage
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated
area. Protect against physical damage. Containers of this material
may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues
(dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for
6 Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Airborne Exposure Limits: None established.
Ventilation System: In general, dilution ventilation is a satisfactory
health hazard control for this substance. However, if conditions
of use create discomfort to the worker, a local exhaust system
should be considered.
Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): For conditions of use where
exposure to dust or mist is apparent and engineering controls
are not feasible, a particulate respirator (NIOSH type N95 or
better filters) may be worn. If oil particles (e.g. lubricants,
cutting fluids, glycerine, etc.) are present, use a NIOSH type
R or P filter. For emergencies or instances where the exposure
levels are not known, use a full-face positive-pressure, air-supplied
respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect
workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Skin Protection: Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering
Eye Protection: Use chemical safety goggles. Maintain eye wash
fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.
Section 7 Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: White, deliquescent, crystalline powder.
Solubility: 200 g/100 g water.
Specific Gravity: 1.57 @ 25C
pH: 9.7 Conc: 0.1M (solution)
% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F): 0
Boiling Point: No information found.
Melting Point: 292C (558F)
Vapor Density (Air=1): No information found.
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): No information found.
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1): No information found.
8 Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: May produce oxides of carbon
and the contained metal.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Incompatibilities: Strong oxidizing agents.
Conditions to Avoid: Moisture, heat, flames, ignition sources
Section 9 Toxicological Information
rat LD50: 3250 mg/kg
Ingredient Known Anticipated IARC Category
------------------------------------ ----- ----------- -------------
Potassium Acetate (127-08-2) No No None
10 Ecological Information
Environmental Fate: No information found.
Environmental Toxicity: No information found.
11 Disposal Considerations
Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed
in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing,
use or contamination of this product may change the waste management
options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from
federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused
contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
Section 12 Transport Information