Material Safety Data Sheet

L-Ascorbic Acid
CAS # 50-81-7

1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
  Synonyms: Vitamin C; L-3-Ketothreohexuronic acid lactone            
CAS No.: 50-81-7
Molecular Weight: 176.13
Chemical Formula: C6H8O6
 

Company Information:

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2. Hazards Identification
  Emergency Overview
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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.

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  Health Rating: 1 - Slight
Flammability Rating: 1 - Slight
Reactivity Rating: 0 - None
Contact Rating: 1 - Slight
Lab Protective Equip: GOGGLES; LAB COAT
Storage Color Code: Orange (General Storage)
0 - Minimum Hazard
1 - Slight Hazard
2 - Moderate Hazard
3 - Serious Hazard
4 - Severe Hazard

H = Health
F = Fire
R = Reactivity

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  Potential Health Effects
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Inhalation:
May cause mild irritation to the respiratory tract.
Ingestion:
Large oral doses may cause gastrointestinal disturbances.
Skin Contact:
May cause mild irritation.
Eye Contact:
May cause mild irritation.
Chronic Exposure:
Not available.
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
No information found.
3. First Aid Measures
  Inhalation:
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. Get medical attention for any breathing difficulty.
Ingestion:
Give several glasses of water to drink to dilute. If large amounts were swallowed, 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.
4. Fire Fighting Measures
  Fire:
As with most organic solids, fire is possible at elevated temperatures or by contact with an ignition source.
Explosion:
Not considered to be an explosion hazard.
Fire Extinguishing Media:
Use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire.
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 pressure mode.
5. 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.
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