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SODIUM PERBORATE TETRAHYDRATEICSC: 1046
October 2004
CAS #: 10486-00-7Perboric acid, sodium salt, tetrahydrate
UN #: 1479
EINECS #: 234-390-0

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  Risk of fire and explosion on contact with heat or combustible substances.  NO contact with flammables.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. NO direct contact with water. 

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. 
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. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Rest. 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 dry, sealable containers. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 5.1; UN Pack Group: II 

STORAGE
Well closed. Separated from combustible substances, reducing agents and strong acids. 
PACKAGING
 
SODIUM PERBORATE TETRAHYDRATE ICSC: 1046
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes above 60°C . This produces toxic fumes including sodium oxide. Decomposes on contact with water. This produces boric acid and hydrogen peroxide. The substance is a strong oxidant. It reacts with combustible and reducing materials. The solution in water is a weak base. 

Formula: NaBO3 . 4H2O / NaBO2 . H2O2 . 3H2O
Molecular mass: 153.9
Decomposes at ~60-65.5°C
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 2.3  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes 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
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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