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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Potassium carbonate (2:1)

RTECS #

TS7750000

CAS #

584-08-7

Updated

May 2009

Molecular Weight

138.21

Molecular Formula

CO3·2K

Synonyms

Carbonic acid, dipotassium salt
Dipotassium carbonate
Kaliumcarbonat (German)
K-Gran
Pearl ash
Potash

Mutation Data and Reference

System TestRoute/Organism/TissueDoseReference
Unscheduled DNA Synthesisoral/rat504 gm/kg/4W-continuousFCTOD7 27,403,1989

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat Lethal concentration: >500 mg/m3GTPZAB 33(5),30,1989
oral/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 2570 mg/kgGTPZAB 33(5),30,1989
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 1870 mg/kgAIHAAP 30,470,1969
oral/wild bird lethal dose (50 percent kill): 100 mg/kgAECTCV 12,355,1983

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat lowest published toxic concentration: 43 mg/m3/17WCardiac: EKG changes not diagnostic of above

Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Other changes in urine composition

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Changes in: K
GTPZAB 33(5),30,1989

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWHUTOX* -,683,1996

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 1988 PESTICIDE SUBJECT TO REGISTRATION OR RE-REGISTRATIONFEREAC 54,7740,1989
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 1998 STATUS OF PESTICIDESCancelledRBREV* -,326,1998
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAshort term exposure limit 2 mg/m3, JUN2003

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 60350; Number of Industries 207; Total Number of Facilities 35074; Number of Occupations 133; Total Number of Employees Exposed 478866; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 139011
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 60350; Number of Industries 136; Total Number of Facilities 16894; Number of Occupations 91; Total Number of Employees Exposed 86887

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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