Carbonic acid, dipotassium salt Dipotassium carbonate
CAS #: 584-08-7
EC Number: 209-529-3
FIRE & EXPLOSION
In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!
Sore throat. Cough.
Use local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Wear safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Burning sensation in the throat and chest.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
Dry. Separated from strong acids.
POTASSIUM CARBONATE (ANHYDROUS)
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS OR HYGROSCOPIC WHITE POWDER.
Chemical dangers The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts violently with acids and chlorine trifluoride. Reacts with powdered metals.
Molecular mass: 138.2
Melting point: 891°C Density: 2.29 g/cm³ Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 112
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.
Inhalation risk A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
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