International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE ICSC: 0502
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
Dodecyl sodium sulfate
Lauryl sodium sulfate
C12H25O4S.Na
Molecular mass: 289.4
CAS # 151-21-3
RTECS # WT1050000
ICSC # 0502
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE

Water spray, powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Laboured breathing. Headache. Dry throat. Nasal congestion.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Corneal damage.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.


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    ICSC: 0502 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE ICSC: 0502

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    On combustion, forms toxic gases.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol, through the skin and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:


    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 204-207C
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 10
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0502 SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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