International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM ICSC: 0717
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Natrium
Na
Atomic mass: 23.0
4 Dangerous When Wet placard ICSC #    0717
CAS #     7440-23-5
RTECS # VY0686000
UN #        1428
EC #         011-001-00-0
April 06, 2006 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO contact with water, acid(s) or halogens . NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Special powder, dry sand, NO other agents.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion. on contact with acid(s) , halogens , water .

Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Burning sensation.
Closed system and ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Pain. Blisters. Serious skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Severe deep burns. loss of vision.
Face shield .
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Burning sensation. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Cover the spilled material with dry powder.
Fireproof. Keep under mineral oil. Dry. Well closed.
Airtight. Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
F symbol
C symbol
R: 14/15-34
S: (1/2)-5 -8-43-45
UN Hazard Class: 4.3
UN Packing Group: I
Signal: Danger
Flame-Corr
In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0717 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM ICSC: 0717
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
SILVERY SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with water , causing fire and explosion hazard . The substance decomposes rapidly under the influence of air and moisture , forming flammable/explosive gas (Hydrogen - see ICSC0001) .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
Serious local effects by all routes of exposure.

INHALATION RISK:


EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
See ICSC 0360 (Sodium hydroxide)

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 880C
Melting point: 97.4C
Density: 0.97
g/cm
Solubility in water: reaction
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: negligible
Auto-ignition temperature: 120-125C
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Sodium is always kept under mineral oil. Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water and carbon dioxide .
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-43S1428a
NFPA Code: H3; F3; R2;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0717 SODIUM
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.