Material Safety Data Sheet
Ethyl acetate

ACC# 08750
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Ethyl acetate
Catalog Numbers: AC149470010, AC149470025, AC149470250, AC167810010, AC167810025, AC167815000, AC232110010, AC232110025, AC268350010, AC268350025, AC268350040, AC326610010, AC326610025, AC326901000, AC326902500, AC327880010, AC364350010, AC364350025, AC364351000, AC423175000, AC423680010, AC423680040, AC423685000, AC610060040, AC610170040, AC610341000, S75118, S80003, S80004, BP1125-1, BP1125-4, E124-20, E124-4, E124POP200, E124RS200, E124SS200, E145-1, E145-20, E145-200, E145-4, E145-500, E14520LC, E1454LC, E145FB115, E145FB19, E145FB200, E145FB50, E145POP19, E145POP200, E145POP50, E145POPB19, E145POPB200, E145POPB50, E145RB115, E145RB19, E145RB200, E145RB50, E145RS115, E145RS200, E145RS28, E145RS50, E145S-4, E145SK-4, E145SS115, E145SS19, E145SS200, E145SS28, E145SS50, E189-4, E191-4, E195-1, E195-4, E195N119, E195N219, E195NB219, E195POP19, E195POP200, E195POP50, E195POPN19, E195RS115, E195RS200, E195RS50, E195SK-1, E195SK-4, E195SK4001, E195SK4002, E195SK4003, E195SK4004, E195SK4005, E195SK4006, E195SK4007, E195SK4008, E195SK4009, E195SK4010, E195SS115, E195SS19, E195SS200, E195SS50, E196-4, E1964LC, E1964LOT012, E196POP19, E196POP200, E196POP50, E196RS115, E196RS19, E196RS200, E196RS28, E196RS50, E196SS115, E196SS19, E196SS200, E196SS28, E196SS50, E1984LC, E95NB219, E95SS19, NC9728400, NC9761812, 23-005-51, 23-005-68
Acetic acid, ethyl ester; Acetic ether; Acetidin; Acetoxyethane; Ethyl acetic ester; Ethyl ethanoate; Vinegar naphtha.
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
141-78-6 Ethyl acetate >99 205-500-4

Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:
11 36 66 67

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: clear, colorless liquid. Flash Point: -4 deg C. May cause respiratory tract irritation. Warning! Flammable liquid and vapor. Causes eye irritation. Prolonged or repeated contact causes defatting of the skin with irritation, dryness, and cracking. Breathing vapors may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
Target Organs: Central nervous system, respiratory system, eyes, skin.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye irritation. Vapors may cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause drying and cracking of the skin. The majority of human studies have demonstrated that ethyl acetate doe s not cause an allergic response on human skin. However, there is one case report of a woman developing a skin allergy to ethyl acetate.
Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract. Ingestion of large amounts may cause central nervous depression. May cause headache, nausea, fatigue, and dizziness. These effects may be caused in part by ethanol which is released when ethyl acetate is broken down in the body.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled. Inhalation of high concentrations may cause narcotic effects.
Chronic: Chronic inhalation may cause effects similar to those of acute inhalation. Animals exposed to 4300 ppm (mice) and 2000 ppm (guinea pig), 6 hours/ day for 7 days developed minor blood changes & loss of appetite. There was no indication of liver or kidney injury. Rabbits exposed to 16000 mg/m3 (4440 ppm), 1 hour/day for 40 days developed secondary anemia ( decreased number of red blood cells), decreased hemoglobin levels, inc reased numbers of macrophages, congestion and fatty degeneration of va rious organs, and enlargement of the spleen. A reviewer suggested that the organ damage may have been due to impurities present in the ethyl acetate.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical aid.
Skin: In case of contact, flush skin with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops and persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Vapors may form an explosive mixture with air. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Flammable liquid and vapor. Vapors are heavier than air and may travel to a source of ignition and flash back. Vapors can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas.
Extinguishing Media: Water may be ineffective. Use water spray, alcohol foam, CO2, dry chemical.
Flash Point: -4 deg C ( 24.80 deg F)
Autoignition Temperature: 426 deg C ( 798.80 deg F)
Explosion Limits, Lower:2.0
Upper: 11.5
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 3; Instability: 0

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Remove all sources of ignition. Absorb spill using an absorbent, non-combustible material such as earth, sand, or vermiculite. Do not use combustible materials such as saw dust. Provide ventilation. Use only non-sparking tools and equipment.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container tightly closed. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames. Use only with adequate ventilation. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Avoid breathing vapor or mist.
Storage: Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Flammables-area.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate general or local explosion-proof ventilation to keep airborne levels to acceptable levels.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Ethyl acetate 400 ppm TWA 400 ppm TWA; 1400 mg/m3 TWA 2000 ppm IDLH 400 ppm TWA; 1400 mg/m3 TWA

OSHA Vacated PELs: Ethyl acetate: 400 ppm TWA; 1400 mg/m3 TWA
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles.
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 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: clear, colorless
Odor: sweet, fruity odor
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 73 mm Hg @ 20 deg C
Vapor Density: 3.04 (Air=1)
Evaporation Rate:6.2 (Butyl acetate=1)
Viscosity: 0.44 cps @ 25 deg C
Boiling Point: 77 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:-83 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Slightly soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density:0.9 (Water=1)
Molecular Formula:C4H8O2
Molecular Weight:88.11

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Ignition sources, moisture, excess heat, attacks some plastics, rubber, and coatings, confined spaces.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, strong bases.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ethyl alcohol, acetic acid.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 141-78-6: AH5425000
CAS# 141-78-6:
Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 45 gm/m3/2H;
Inhalation, rat: LC50 = 200 gm/m3;
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 4100 mg/kg;
Oral, rabbit: LD50 = 4935 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 5620 mg/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = >20 mL/kg;
CAS# 141-78-6: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Mutagenicity: Cytogenetic Analysis: hamster fibroblast 9g/L Sex Chromosome Loss/Non-disjunction: S. cerevisiae 24400 ppm.
Other Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: Fish: Fathead Minnow: 230mg/L; 96H; Daphnid LC50=2500 mg/L/96H Golden orfe LC50=270 mg/L/48H
Environmental: Terrestrial: Expected to have high mobility in soil. Volatilization of ethyl acetate from moist soil surfaces is expected to be important. Aquatic: Not expected to adsorb to suspended solids and sediment in water. Atmospheric: Expected to exist solely as a vapor in the ambient atmosphere. Vapor-phase ethyl acetate is degraded in the atmosphere by reaction with photochemically-produced hydroxyl radicals; the half-life for this reaction in air is estimated to be 10 days.
Physical: Substance biodegrades at a high rate with little bioconcentration.
Other: No information available.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: CAS# 141-78-6: waste number U112 (Ignitable waste).

Section 14 - Transport Information

Hazard Class: 3 3
UN Number: UN1173 UN1173
Packing Group: II II
Additional Info: FLASHPOINT -4C

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


CAS# 141-78-6 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
CAS# 141-78-6: 4/12b
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.

CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
CAS# 141-78-6: 5000 lb final RQ; 2270 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 141-78-6: flammable.
Section 313
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 141-78-6 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

European/International Regulations

European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:

R 11 Highly flammable.
R 36 Irritating to eyes.
R 66 Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or
R 67 Vapors may cause drowsiness and dizziness.

Safety Phrases:

S 16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately
with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 33 Take precautionary measures against static

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 141-78-6: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 141-78-6 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of B2.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 141-78-6 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits
CAS# 141-78-6: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m3) OEL-BELGIUM:T
WA 400 ppm (1440 mg/m3) OEL-CZECHOSLOVAKIA:TWA 400 mg/m3;STEL 2000 mg
/m3 OEL-DENMARK:TWA 300 ppm (1100 mg/m3) OEL-FINLAND:TWA 300 ppm (11
00 mg/m3);STEL 500 ppm (1800 mg/m3) OEL-FRANCE:TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m
3) OEL-GERMANY:TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m3) OEL-HUNGARY:TWA 400 mg/m3;ST
EL 1200 mg/m3 OEL-JAPAN:TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m3) OEL-THE NETHERLANDS
:TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m3) JAN9 OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 400 ppm (1400
mg/m3) JAN9 OEL-POLAND:TWA 200 ppm OEL-RUSSIA:TWA 400 ppm;STEL 200 m
g/m3 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 150 ppm (500 mg/m3);STEL 300 ppm (1100 mg/m3) OE
L-SWITZERLAND:TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m3);STEL 800 ppm OEL-TURKEY:TWA 40
0 ppm (1400 mg/m3) OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m3) OEL I

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 12/12/1997
Revision #7 Date: 7/11/2003

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