WHMIS (Acetyl chloride)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 1988 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2001-08-15
  • WHMIS pictogram : Flame

    B2

  • WHMIS pictogram : Corrosion

    E

  • WHMIS pictogram : Test tube with sparks or lines coming out of the tube surrounded by a letter

    F

B2
  • Flammable Liquid 1
  • flash point = 4 °C closed cup (non reported method)
E
  • Corrosive Material 2
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods: class 8
F
  • Dangerously Reactive Material 3
  • reacts vigorously with water releasing a very toxic gas: Hydrogen chloride

Disclosure at 1,0% according to classification criteria

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-01-29

  • Flammable liquids - Category 24 5
    • Flash point = 4,4 °C Setaflash closed cup and boiling point = 51 °C
  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 33 5 6 7 8
    • Releases a toxic gas upon contact with water: Hydrogen chloride
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 13 5 7 8
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 13 5 7 8
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation3 5 7 8
  • Physical hazards not otherwise classified (exclamation mark) - Category 15 7 8

  • GHS pictogram : Flame

  • GHS pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • GHS pictogram : Corrosion

  • GHS pictogram : Exclamation mark

Danger

Highly flammable liquid and vapour (H225)
On contact with water releases gases which are toxic if inhaled
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314)
May cause respiratory irritation (H335)
Reacts violently or explosively in contact with water at ambient temperature

Ingredient disclosure

Comments: There are no data available for the Acetyl chloride regarding its irritation or corrosion ability. However, it forms on contact with water a corrosive substance: Hydrogen chloride.

References

The [number] refers to the ISST database of the CSST Documentation Center.