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PENTASODIUM TRIPHOSPHATE ICSC: 1469
Date of Peer Review: October 2002

Sodium tripolyphosphate
Sodium triphosphate
Triphosphoric acid, pentasodium, anhydrous
CAS # 7758-29-4 Na5P3O10
RTECS # YK4570000 Molecular mass: 367.9
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation (not if powder).
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles, 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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles.)
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Dry. Well closed.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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PENTASODIUM TRIPHOSPHATE ICSC: 1469
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes including phosphorous oxides.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol.

INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The aerosol is mildly irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 622C
Density: 2.52 g/cm^3
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 14.5
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999