International Chemical Safety Cards

TETRAPOTASSIUM PYROPHOSPHATE ICSC: 0983
TETRAPOTASSIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
Potassium pyrophosphate
Pyrophosphoric acid, tetrapotassium salt
K4O7P2
Molecular mass: 330.35
CAS # 7320-34-5
RTECS # JL6735000
ICSC # 0983
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

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


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

  • INHALATION
  • Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing.
    Ventilation (not if powder).
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain. Blisters.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
    Safety goggles, face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Burning sensation. Sore throat. Abdominal cramps. Weakness.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water (extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles).
    Separated from strong acids. Dry.

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    ICSC: 0983 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

    TETRAPOTASSIUM PYROPHOSPHATE ICSC: 0983

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC WHITE GRANULES OR POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts with strong acids.

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


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of dust.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly if powdered.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Corrosive. The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion as well. Inhalation of aerosol may cause lung oedema (see Notes).

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 1090C
    Solubility in water: Very good (187 g/100 ml at 25C)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray, by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0983 TETRAPOTASSIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
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