International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM CARBONATE (ANHYDROUS) ICSC: 1135
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Carbonic acid disodium salt
Soda ash
Na2CO3
Molecular mass: 106.0
ICSC #    1135
CAS #     497-19-8
RTECS # VZ4050000
EC #         011-005-00-2
October 25, 2004 Validated
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 Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •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 Burning sensation in the throat and chest . Abdominal pain.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
Dry. Well closed. Separated from incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers.

Xi symbol
R: 36
S: 2-22-26
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1135 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 CARBONATE (ANHYDROUS) ICSC: 1135
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE HYGROSCOPIC POWDER

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts violently with acids . Reacts with magnesium, phosphorous pentoxide causing explosion hazard. Reacts with fluorine causing fire hazard.

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


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly especially if powdered.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the respiratory tract , resulting in perforation of the nasal septum. Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 851C
Density: 2.5
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 30
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1135 SODIUM CARBONATE (ANHYDROUS)
(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.