Material Safety Data Sheet
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Section 1 Identification
Product Number:C2293 
Health:
Flammability
Reactivity
Hazard Rating:
LeastSlightModerateHighExtreme
01234
NA = Not Applicable NE = Not Established
Product Name:Potassium Carbonate  Reagent A.C.S., Granular
Trade/Chemical Synonyms 
Formula:KCO
RTECS:TS7750000 
C.A.SCAS# 584-08-7
Section 2 Component Mixture
Sara 313ComponentCAS Number%DimExposure Limits:
Potassium Carbonate  CAS# 584-08-7 100% W/W TXDS: orl-rat LD: 1870 mg/Kg 
Section 3 Hazard Identification (Also see section 11)
Harmful if swallowed. May cause irritation. Avoid breathing vapors, or dusts. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothes. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed. 
Section 4 First Aid Measures
Harmful if swallowed. May cause irritation. Avoid breathing vapors, or dusts. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothes. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed.

FIRST AID: SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention

EYES: Wash eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lids occasionally. Seek Medical Aid. INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen

INGESTION: Give several glasses of milk or water. Vomiting may ocur spontaneously, but DO NOT INDUCE! Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Section 5 Fire Fighting Measures
Fire Extinguisher Type:Water spray, Carbon dioxide, dry chemical, powder, foam.
Fire/Explosion Hazards:None Known.
Fire Fighting Procedure:Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and clothing.
Section 6 Accidental Release Measures
Sweep up and place in suitable (fiberboard) containers for reclamation or later disposal.Avoid dusty conditions
Section 7 Handling and Storage
Store in a cool dry place. This Material is not considered hazardous. Handle using safe laboratory practices. 
Section 8 Exposure Controls & Personal Protection
Respiratory Protection:NIOSH/MSHA-approved respirator
Ventilation: Mechanical: Hand Protection:Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure
Local Exhaust: Eye Protection:Splash Goggles
Other Protective Equipment: Wear appropriate clothing to prevent skin exposure
Section 9 Physical and Chemical Properties
Melting Point:1636 FSpecific Gravity2.29
Boiling Point:Information not available Percent Volatile by Volume:N/A
Vapor Pressure:Information not available Evaporation Rate:N/A
Vapor Density: Information not available Evaporation Standard:
Solubility in Water: Soluble Auto ignition Temperature: Not applicable
Appearance and Odor: White hydroscopic crystals Lower Flamm. Limit in Air: Not applicable
Flash Point: N/A Upper Flamm. Limit in Air: Not applicable
Section 10 Stability and Reactivity Information
Stability: StableConditions to Avoid: None known
Materials to Avoid:
Aluminum, fluorine, magnesium, silicon and chlorine trifluoride
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Oxides of carbon and potassium
Hazardous Polymerization:Will Not Occur
Condition to Avoid:None known
Section 11 Additional Information
Effects of overexposure: Contact with eyes may cause severe eye irritation, and possible burns. Skin contact causes irritations and possible burns, especially if the skin is wet or moist. Ingestion may cause severe gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea, vomiting and possible burns. Inhalation causes respiratory tract irritation. Persons with pre-existing eye, skin or respiratory conditions may be more susceptible. Target organs: None. 
DOT Classification: Not Regulated
DOT regulations may change from time to time. Please consult the most recent version of the relevant regulations.
Revision No:0Date Entered: 9/1/2006 Approved by: WPF

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