Material Safety Data Sheet
Sodium carbonate

ACC# 21080
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Sodium carbonate
Catalog Numbers: AC123670000, AC123670010, AC123670025, AC206800000, AC206800010, AC206800025, AC207760000, AC207765000, AC207810000, AC207810010, AC424280000, 42428-5000, BP357-1, NC9296359, NC9644731, S261-10, S263-1, S263-10, S263-3, S263-50, S263-500, S263-500LC, S263-50LC, S495-500
Synonyms:
Crystal carbonate; Disodium carbonate; Sal soda; Soda ash; Washing soda; Soda, calcined.
Company Identification:

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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
497-19-8 Sodium carbonate anhydrous 100 207-838-8

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white powder.
Warning! Harmful if inhaled. Causes eye and skin irritation. May cause respiratory tract irritation. Hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air).
Target Organs: Eyes, skin.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye irritation. Lachrymator (substance which increases the flow of tears).
Skin: Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed.
Inhalation: Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: Adverse reproductive effects have been reported in animals.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Get medical aid.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures


General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Substance is noncombustible.
Extinguishing Media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Instability: 1

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Wear a self contained breathing apparatus and appropriate personal protection. (See Exposure Controls, Personal Protection section). Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation. Do not let this chemical enter the environment.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep away from acids. Do not get water inside containers.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use only under a chemical fume hood.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Sodium carbonate anhydrous none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium carbonate anhydrous: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant respirator use.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Powder
Appearance: white
Odor: odorless
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 1600 deg C @ 760 mmHg
Freezing/Melting Point:851 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: 22 g/100mL (20C)
Specific Gravity/Density:2.53
Molecular Formula:CNa2O3
Molecular Weight:105.99

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Hygroscopic: absorbs moisture or water from the air.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation, excess heat, moist air.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Acids, strong oxidizing agents, metals, fluorine, hydrogen peroxide, phosphorus pentoxide, 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene, 2,-4-dinitrotoluene.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, toxic fumes of sodium oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:      
CAS# 497-19-8: VZ4050000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 497-19-8:
     Draize test, rabbit, eye: 100 mg/24H Moderate;
     Draize test, rabbit, eye: 50 mg Severe;
     Draize test, rabbit, skin: 500 mg/24H Mild;
     Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 1200 mg/m3/2H;
     Inhalation, rat: LC50 = 2300 mg/m3/2H;
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 6600 mg/kg;
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 6600 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 4090 mg/kg;
.

Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 497-19-8: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No information found
Teratogenicity: Teratogenic effects have occurred in experimental animals.
Reproductive Effects: No information found
Mutagenicity: No information found
Neurotoxicity: No information found
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: Fish: Bluegill/Sunfish: LC50 = 320 mg/L; 96 Hr.; Static Conditions No data available.
Environmental: No information available.
Physical: No information available.
Other: Do not empty into drains.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

US DOT Canada TDG
Shipping Name: Not regulated Not Regulated
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
     CAS# 497-19-8 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
     None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
     None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
     None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
     None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
     None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
     None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
     CAS # 497-19-8: immediate.
Section 313      No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
     This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
     This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
     This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
OSHA:
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
     CAS# 497-19-8 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.

California Prop 65

California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

European/International Regulations

European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
     XI
Risk Phrases:

     R 36 Irritating to eyes.

Safety Phrases:

     S 22 Do not breathe dust.
     S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
     water and seek medical advice.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 497-19-8: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 497-19-8 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
     CAS# 497-19-8 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 7/12/1999
Revision #7 Date: 2/15/2008

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