International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM DITHIONITE ICSC: 1717
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Sodium hypodisulfite
Disodium hydrosulfite
Sodium hydrosulfite
Sodium hyposulfite
Na2S2O4
Molecular mass: 174.1
4 Spontaneously Combustible placard ICSC #    1717
CAS #     7775-14-6
UN #        1384
EC #         016-028-00-1
April 11, 2008 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames. NO contact with combustibles, water.
Carbon dioxide. Dry sand. Special powder. Water in large amounts.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell .
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles .
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer for medical attention.
 •INGESTION Nausea. Abdominal pain. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for particulates and acid gases adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Dry. Well closed. Avoid any contact with moisture. Separated from strong oxidants, acids, Store in an area without drain or sewer access.

Xn symbol
R: 7-22-31
S: 2-7/8-26-28-43
UN Hazard Class: 4.2
UN Packing Group: II
Signal: Warning
Flame
Self-heating in large quantities; may catch fire
May be harmful if swallowed
Causes eye irritation
Harmful to aquatic life
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1717 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 DITHIONITE ICSC: 1717
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER .

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating above 100C producing toxic fumes including sulfur oxides . The substance is a strong reducing agent and reacts with oxidants. The substance decomposes on contact with acid(s) producing toxic gases . Contact with water, moisture or moist air can cause a spontaneous ignition.

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


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, especially if powdered.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Decomposes at >100C
Density: 2.4
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 25
(moderate)
Flashpoint: >100 C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: < -4.7
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-42GS4-II+III

NFPA Code: H2; F1; R2;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1717 SODIUM DITHIONITE
(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.