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Sodium monochloroacetate(Detailed information)

1.Product and company information

Product Name Sodium monochloroacetate (synonym: sodium chloroacetate)
Company name Denak Co.,Ltd.
Address Kudan First Place, 4-1-28 Kudan Kita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0073 Japan
Person in Charge Marketing Manager
Telephone No. +81-3-5215-7701 (main)
Fax No. +81-3-5215-7705
Emergency contact Denak Co., Ltd.,
Emergency telephone number +81-3-5215-7701
MSDS No. 005

2.Composition/information on ingredients

Substance/preparation Substance
Chemical name Sodium chloroacetate
Synonym Sodium monochloroacetate
Ingredients and contents Sodium chloroacetate,≥98%
Chemical properties CH2ClCOONa、molecular weight: 116.5
Reference Number in Gazetted List in Japan (2)-1146
Hazardous ingredients Sodium chloroacetate
Hazardous impurities Not Applicable

3.Summary of hazards

Most important hazards acutely toxic substance
  1. When the substance contacts the skin, it causes inflammation.
  2. When the substance contacts the eyes, it causes inflammation of the cornea.
  3. When the substance is inhaled, it causes inflammation of the respiratory organs.
Specific hazards Skin irritancy
(Japanese classification system)
Acutely toxic substance

4.First aid

Provide the material safety data sheet of this product to the physician when receiving treatment at a hospital. (*Note 1 below.) If the patient might have touched or ingested monochloroacetic acid or might have been exposed to its vapor, or if symptoms indicative of such events appear, be sure to have the patient seek medical care from a physician. Since the effects of exposure can be delayed, medical follow-up is [always] necessary.

1Note: Click here to download the data sheet →sodium monochloroacetate (synonym: sodium chloroacetate)PDF[324KB]


  1. Wrap a blanket around the patient, allow the patient to rest quietly, and immediately move him/her to a place with fresh air.
  2. Immediately transport the patient to a hospital.
  3. If the patient has dyspnea or has stopped breathing, immediately begin artificial respiration or use a resuscitator.

Skin contact:

  1. If sodium monochloroacetate comes into contact with the skin, wash with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes since it can irritate the skin and cause chemical injuries.
  2. Contaminated clothes should be removed promptly as the aforementioned treatment is performed.

Eye contact:

  1. Immediately wash the eyes for at least 15 minutes with large amounts of 0.9% saline solution or purified water. Be sure to seek medical care from an ophthalmologist.
  2. Washing of eyes can be achieved effectively by opening the eyelids with the thumb and index finger.
  3. If the patient is wearing contact lenses, unless they are adhered, take them off and wash the eyes.


  1. Rinse the mouth and have the patient drink water. (Do not induce vomiting.)
  2. Allow the patient to rest quietly and to breathe fresh air. Place the patient in a reclined position and transport the patient to the hospital.

Most important signs and symptoms:

Pain on the skin, of the eyes, and of the respiratory tract and lungs

Protection for people providing emergency measures:

In rescuing the victim, wear a dust respirator, acid-resistant clothes, long boots, and goggles or full face shield, and latex or polyvinyl chloride gloves.

Special precautions for physicians:

Provide symptomatic treatment.

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