International Chemical Safety Cards

TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE ICSC: 1140
TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
Sodium pyrophosphate
Pyrophosphoric acid, tetrasodium salt
Na4O7P2
Molecular mass: 266
CAS # 7722-88-5
RTECS # UX7350000
ICSC # 1140

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
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Ventilation (not if powder).
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    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. 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. Wash away remainder with plenty of water (extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles).


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    ICSC: 1140 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

    TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE ICSC: 1140

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS COLOURLESS OR WHITE CRYSTALS, OR POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on burning. The solution in water is a weak base.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 5 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1996).


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

    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:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: (see Notes) 988C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.5
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Other melting points: 880C (powder).
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1140 TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE
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