Propionic acid is used as a preservative for animal feed and food for human consumption. It acts as an intermediate in the production of polymers like cellulose-acetate-propionate, artificial flavorings, agrochemicals and in bleaching agents. In addition, it is used in the synthesis of morphans.
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H226-H314
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.