Agent Name

Oxalacetic acid

CAS Number

328-42-7

Formula

C4-H4-O5

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Ketosuccinic acid; Ketosuccinic acid; Oxaloacetic acid; Oxosuccinic acid; Butanedioic acid, 2-oxo-; Butanedioic acid, oxo-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Oxobutanedioic acid; OAA; [Merck Index] UN3261

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Off-white powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes convulsions in acute intraperitoneal studies of mice; [RTECS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Oxalic acid" and "Acetic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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