1197 - Citric Acid Monohydrate


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Material Safety Data Sheet Citric acid monohydrate ACC 84211 Section 1 Chemical Product and Company Identification MSDS Name Citric acid monohydrate Catalog Numbers AC124910000 AC124910010 AC124910250 AC124912500 AC385850000 A104 10 A104 10LC A104 250LB A104 3 A104 500 A110 10 A110 10LC A110 3 A110 50 A111 12 A111 12LC A111 212 A111 SAM1 A111SAM2 A111 SAM3 XXCITRAC50KG Synonyms 2 Hydroxy 1 2 3 propanetricarboxylic acid monohydrate Company Identification Fisher Scientific 1 Reagent Lane Fair Lawn NJ 07410 For information call 201 796 7100 Emergency Number 201 796 7100 For CHEMTREC assistance call 800 424 9300 For International CHEMTREC assistance call 703 527 3887 Section 2 Composition Information on Ingredients CAS 5949 29 1 Chemical Name Percent EINECS ELINCS 97 unlisted Citric acid monohydrate Section 3 Hazards Identification EMERGENCY OVERVIEW Appearance white crystalline powder Danger Causes severe eye irritation and possible injury Causes skin and respiratory tract irritation Target Organs Respiratory system eyes skin Potential Health Effects Eye Causes severe eye irritation and possible injury Skin Causes skin irritation Some references state that citric acid has allergenic properties but no animal or human studies were found to support this claim It does not seem likely that citric acid is a sensitizer since it is found in the body as an essential component of the citric acid cycle which releases energy for physiological functions Citric acid is widely distributed in plants and in animal tissues and fluids Ingestion May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea vomiting and diarrhea Excessive intake of citric acid may cause erosion of the teeth Inhalation Causes respiratory tract irritation Chronic Repeated exposure may cause erosion of teeth Chronic exposure may cause effects similar to those of acute exposure Section 4 First Aid Measures Eyes In case of contact immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for a t least 15 minutes Get medical aid

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