Agent Name

Adipic acid

CAS Number

124-04-9

Formula

C6-H10-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,4-Butanedicarboxylic acid; 1,6-Hexanedioic acid; Acide adipique [French]; Acifloctin; Acinetten; Adilactetten; Adipate; Adipinic acid; Adipinsaure [German]; Hexanedioic acid; Kyselina adipova [Czech]; Molten adipic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Colorless to white crystals; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make nylon, polyurethane foams, lubricants, and plasticizers; Used in adhesives, baking powder, and food flavoring; [ACGIH]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; "Practically non-toxic"; [CHEMINFO] Occupational asthma reported in a solderer and confirmed by broncho-provocation testing; [Malo] A functional disorder of the autonomic nervous sytem in workers exposed to adipic acid was reported in 1981. Otherwise, only irritant effects have been reported. [ACGIH] Insoluble in water; May absorb water from the air and corrode metals; Harmful to the environment; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

5 mg/m3

MAK

2 mg/m3

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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