International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM CHLORITE ICSC: 1045
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Chlorous acid, sodium salt
NaClO2
Molecular mass: 90.44
5.1 Oxidizer placard ICSC #    1045
CAS #     7758-19-2
RTECS # VZ4800000
UN #        1496
April 10, 2000 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO contact with combustibles and reducing agents .
Water in large amounts, water spray. NO carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with reducing agents and organic matter.

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. (Extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles).
Separated from combustible and reducing substances, acids, and other incompatible materials . See Chemical Dangers. Cool. Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room.

UN Hazard Class: 5.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1045 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

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
SLIGHTLY HYGROSCOPIC , WHITE CRYSTALS OR FLAKES

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating to 200C, producing toxic and corrosive fumes , causing fire and explosion hazard. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials. Reacts violently with acids, ammonium compounds, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium dithionate, causing explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Decomposes below melting point at 180-200C
Density: 2.5
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 17C: 39
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Will turn shock-sensitive if contaminated with organic matter. Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water. Textone is a trade name.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-209 or 51G02

NFPA Code: H1; F0; R1; OX
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1045 SODIUM CHLORITE
(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.