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SODIUM CITRATE PENTAHYDRATE ICSC: 1220
Date of Peer Review: November 2003

Trisodium citrate pentahydrate
2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid, trisodium salt, pentahydrate
CAS # 6858-44-2 C6H15Na3O12 / C6H5Na3O7.5H2O
RTECS # Molecular mass: 348.2
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Water spray, powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation (not if powder).
Fresh air, rest.
Skin

Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness.
Safety spectacles.
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.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE

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 2004

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SODIUM CITRATE PENTAHYDRATE ICSC: 1220
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The solution in water is a weak base.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established. MAK: IIb (not established but data is available) (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Solubility in water: good
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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