As a natural acid, acetic acid offers a wide range of possible applications: e.g. in cleaning formulations and for decalcification. In addition, acetic acid is commonly used as a biogenic herbicide, although commercial use as a herbicide is not permitted on enclosed areas.
Wash hands and other exposed body parts with mild soap and water before eating, drinking, or smoking and when leaving the work area. Provide process area with good ventilation to prevent formation of vapors.
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
P210: Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. Do not smoke - P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection - P301+P330+P331: IF INTOXICATED: Rinse mouth. DO NOT induce vomiting - P303+P361+P353: IF IN CONTACT WITH SKIN (or hair): Remove all contaminated clothing immediately. Wash skin with water or take a shower - P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove any contact lenses if possible. Continue to rinse.
Acetic acid, like other organic acids, can be produced by fermentation. In addition, acetic acid is produced on a large scale by oxidation of ethylene. In addition, there are a number of other manufacturing processes for this product. Acetic acid and its downstream products (salts, polymers, etc.) are thus important raw material components for the chemical industry.
Store only in the original container in a cool, well-ventilated place. Keep container closed when not in use.
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