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POTASSIUM CARBONATE (ANHYDROUS)
ICSC: 1588
Peer-Review Status: 21.04.2005 Validated
Carbonic acid, dipotassium salt
Dipotassium carbonate 
CAS #: 584-08-7 RTECS #: TS7750000
EINECS #: 209-529-3
    Formula: K2CO3
Molecular mass: 138.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Sore throat. Cough.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  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 Burning sensation in the throat and chest.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Dry. Separated from strong acids. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS OR HYGROSCOPIC WHITE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts violently with acids and chlorine trifluoride. Reacts with powdered metals. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 891°C
Density: 2.29 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 112  
 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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