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SODIUM FORMATE
ICSC: 1165
Peer-Review Status: 04.11.2000 Validated
Formic acid, sodium salt 
CAS #: 141-53-7 RTECS #: LR0350000
EINECS #: 205-488-0
    Formula: HCOONa
Molecular mass: 68.0

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible under specific conditions.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.     
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
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   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong acids. Dry. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
HYGROSCOPIC WHITE GRANULES OR CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces carbon monoxide (see ICSC 0023) and hydrogen (see ICSC 0001). This generates fire and explosion hazard. Decomposes on contact with acids. This produces formic acid vapours (see ICSC 0485). 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 253°C
Density: 1.9 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 97  
 

NOTES
Salachlor is a trade name. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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