International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM FORMATE ICSC: 1165
SODIUM FORMATE
Formic acid, sodium salt
Salachlor
HCOONa
Molecular mass: 68.0
CAS # 141-53-7
RTECS # LR0350000
ICSC # 1165
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!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Shortness of breath.
    Ventilation (not if powder).
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Sweep gently to avoid raising dust.
    Separated from strong acids. Cool. Dry.

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    ICSC: 1165 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 FORMATE ICSC: 1165

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE GRANULES OR CRYSTALLINE POWDER, DELIQUESCENT.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating over 253C into sodium oxalate, hydrogen (see ICSC 0001) and carbon monoxide (see ICSC 0023), and on contact with acids producing formic acid vapours (see ICSC 0485).

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the kidneys , resulting in blood in urine.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Decomposes below boiling point at above 253C
    Melting point: 253C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.9
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 81
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Other melting points: 259-261C.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1165 SODIUM FORMATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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