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SODIUM LAURYL SULFATEICSC: 0502
Dodecyl sodium sulfate

Lauryl sodium sulfate
Sodium dodecyl sulfate
April 2008
CAS #: 151-21-3
EC Number: 205-788-1

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO open flames.    Use powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Sore throat. Cough.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

excl mark;warn
WARNING
Harmful if swallowed
Harmful in contact with skin
Causes eye irritation
Causes skin irritation
May cause respiratory irritation
Toxic to aquatic life 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants and strong acids. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
 
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE ICSC: 0502
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic and corrosive gases including sulfur oxides. Reacts with strong oxidants and strong acids strong acids. 

Formula: C12H25O4S.Na
Molecular mass: 288.4
Melting point: 204°C
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 15 (moderate)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.6  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body through the skin and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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