International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM SULFATE ICSC: 0952
SODIUM SULFATE
Sodium sulfate anhydrous
Disodium sulfate
Na2SO4
Molecular mass: 142.1
CAS # 7757-82-6
RTECS # WE1650000
ICSC # 0952

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES

  • Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Nausea. Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting (extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles).


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    ICSC: 0952 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 SULFATE ICSC: 0952

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.
    MAK not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:



    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 888C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.7
    Solubility in water: very good
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it persists in the environment.
    N O T E S
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0952 SODIUM SULFATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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