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POTASSIUM CARBONATE (ANHYDROUS) ICSC: 1588
Date of Peer Review: April 2005

Carbonic acid, dipotassium salt
Dipotassium carbonate
CAS # 584-08-7 K2CO3
RTECS # TS7750000 Molecular mass: 138.2
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
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Sore throat. Cough.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. 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 Burning sensation in the throat and chest.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Sweep spilled substance into containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Dry. Separated from strong acids.
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 CARBONATE (ANHYDROUS) ICSC: 1588
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS OR HYGROSCOPIC WHITE POWDER

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts violently with acids, chlorine trifluoride. Reacts with powdered metals.

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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

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

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 891C
Density: 2.29 g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 112
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