Agent Name

Silicon tetraacetate

CAS Number

562-90-3

Formula

C8-H12-O8-Si

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetic acid, tetraanhydride with silicic acid (H4SiO4); Tetraacetoxysilane; [ChemIDplus] Silicon (IV) acetate; [MSDSonline] UN3261

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Silicon)

Description

Very hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Reacts violently with water; [Merck Index] Reacts with water producing irritating gases; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

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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