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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 1450
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

CAS # 7447-40-7 KCl
RTECS # TS8050000 Molecular mass: 74.6
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

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


EXPOSURE


Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Convulsions.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
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.
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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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 1450
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS, HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed, especially, if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system, resulting in cardiac dysrhythmia when ingested at high amounts.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Sublimation point: 1500C
Melting point: 770-773C
Density: 1.98 g/cm^3
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: good
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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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