International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM PEROXIDE ICSC: 1606
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Sodium dioxide
Sodium superoxide
Disodium peroxide
Na2O2
Molecular mass: 78.0
5.1 Oxidizer placard ICSC #    1606
CAS #     1313-60-6
UN #        1504
EC #         011-003-00-1
October 21, 2005 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances.
NO contact with water, combustibles and reducing agents.
NO water. Dry powder.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with combustible substances.

In case of fire: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water but avoid contact of the substance with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Serious skin burns. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Severe deep burns.
Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Sore throat. Abdominal pain. Nausea. Shock or collapse. Burning sensation.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into containers, then remove to safe place.
Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Separated from combustible and reducing substances, acids, and powdered metals . Dry.

O symbol
C symbol
R: 8-35
S: 1/2-8-27-39-45
UN Hazard Class: 5.1
UN Packing Group: I
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1606 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 PEROXIDE ICSC: 1606
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOW TO WHITE POWDER

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with water causing fire hazard. Reacts with organic compounds and powdered metals causing explosion hazard. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials.

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


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is very corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. Inhalation of may cause lung oedema (see Notes).

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point (decomposes): 460C
Density: 2.8
g/cm
Solubility in water:
reaction
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation is therefore essential.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-51S1504

NFPA Code: H3; F0; R1; OX
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1606 SODIUM PEROXIDE
(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.