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Material Safety Data Sheet
Potassium Carbonate Anhydrous

ACC# 19290
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Potassium Carbonate Anhydrous
Catalog Numbers: S80135, BP365 500, BP365-500, BP3651000, BP365500, P208 3, P208 500, P208-3, P208-500, P208250LB, P2083, P208500
Synonyms:
Dispotassium Salt of Carbonic Acid, Pearl Ash, Potash.
Company Identification:

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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
584-08-7Carbonic acid, dipotassium salt 100 209-529-3
Hazard Symbols: XN
Risk Phrases:
22 36

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white. Warning! Causes respiratory tract irritation. Maybe harmful if swallowed. Causes eye and skin irritation and possibleburns. May cause severe digestive tract irritation with possibleburns.
Target Organs: None known.

Potential Health Effects

Eye: Causes eye irritation. Causes an irritant and caustic action similar to that of potassium hydroxide.
Skin: Causes an irritant and caustic action similar to that of potassium hydroxide.
Ingestion: May cause severe gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea, vomiting and possible burns. May be harmful if swallowed.
Inhalation: Causes respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: No information found.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid immediately.
Skin: Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Firefighting Measures


General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.
Extinguishing Media: For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
NFPA Rating: Not published. Explosion Limits, Lower: Not available. Upper: Not available.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Carbonic acid, dipotassium saltnone listednone listednone listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Carbonic acid, dipotassium salt: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Solid
Appearance: white
Odor: odorless
pH: 11.6
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:891 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Soluble in water
Specific Gravity/Density:(H2O=1) 2.29
Molecular Formula:K2CO3
Molecular Weight:

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Reacts dangerously with aluminum, fluorine, magnesium, silicon, and chlorine trifluoride.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxides of potassium.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 584-08-7: TS7750000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 584-08-7:
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 2570 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 1870 mg/kg;
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 584-08-7: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information present.
Teratogenicity: No information present.
Reproductive Effects: No information present.
Neurotoxicity: No information present.
Mutagenicity: No information present.
Other Studies: No data available.

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: Not available.
Environmental Fate: Not available.
Physical/Chemical: Not available.
Other: Not available.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
RCRA D-Series Maximum Concentration ofContaminants: None listed.
RCRA D-Series Chronic Toxicity ReferenceLevels: None listed.
RCRA F-Series: None listed.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

US DOT IATA RID/ADR IMO Canada TDG
Shipping Name:No information available.No information available.No information available.No information available.No information available.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
CAS# 584-08-7 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
SARA

Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 584-08-7: acute.
Section 313
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
CAS# 584-08-7 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
XN
Risk Phrases:

R 22 Harmful if swallowed. R 36 Irritating to eyes.
Safety Phrases:

S 22 Do not inhale dust. S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 584-08-7: 1
Canada
CAS# 584-08-7 is listed on Canada's DSL/NDSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of E.
CAS# 584-08-7 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 1/09/1995
Revision #19 Date: 9/03/1998
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