Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Ethyl acetoacetate (EAA) is used as starting material for the syntheses of alpha-substituted acetoacetic esters and cyclic compounds, e.g. pyrazole, pyrimidine and coumarin derivatives as well as intermediate for vitamins and pharmaceuticals. Product Data Sheet
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Vol. 60, Pg. 1810, 1971.
> 20mL/kg (20mL/kg)
Union Carbide Data Sheet. Vol. 3/12/1969,
Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology. Vol. 31, Pg. 60, 1949.
Safety Information of Ethyl acetoacetate (CAS NO.141-97-9):
Risk Statements: 36
R36: Irritating to eyes.
Safety Statements: 26-24/25?
S24/25: Avoid contact with skin and eyes.?
S26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
RIDADR: UN 1993
WGK Germany: 1
Moderately toxic by ingestion. A skin and eye irritant. Combustible liquid when exposed to heat or flame; can react with oxidizing materials. Explosive reaction when heated with Zn + tribromoneopentyl alcohol or 2,2,2-tris(bromomethyl)ethanol. To fight fire, use alcohol foam, CO2, dry chemical. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes. See also ESTERS.