International Chemical Safety Cards

POLYACRYLIC ACID, SODIUM SALT ICSC: 1429
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Acrylic acid homopolymer, sodium salt
Carboxy vinyl polymer, sodium salt
2-Propenoic acid homopolymer, sodium salt
Sodium polyacrylate
(C3H3O2)nNa
Molecular mass: Polymer, variable molecular mass
ICSC #    1429
CAS #     9003-04-7
RTECS # AT4680000
April 09, 2008 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water in large amounts, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
Separated from oxidants .

Signal: Warning
Health haz
May cause damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1429 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

POLYACRYLIC ACID, SODIUM SALT ICSC: 1429
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE POWDER , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. If dry, it can be charged electrostatically by swirling, pneumatic transport, pouring, etc.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 0.05 mg/m3 (Respirable fraction);
Carcinogen category: 4; Pregnancy risk group: C
(DFG 2008).


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:
May cause mechanical irritation.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure. on not to select: Tumours have been detected in experimental animals but may not be relevant to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
(See Notes)
Density: 1.1 - 1.4 g/cm
Solubility in water: good
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature. Properties may vary with the molecular weight. Physical properties are for the acid form of the polymer. The recommendations on this Card also apply to polyacrylic acid, CAS# 9003-01-4.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1429 POLYACRYLIC ACID, SODIUM SALT
(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.