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SODIUM BICARBONATEICSC: 1044
Carbonic acid monosodium salt
Baking soda
Bicarbonate of soda
Sodium hydrogen carbonate
Sodium acid carbonate
April 2004
CAS #: 144-55-8
EC Number: 205-633-8

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation      
Skin      
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion      

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from acids. 
PACKAGING
 
SODIUM BICARBONATE ICSC: 1044
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The solution in water is a weak base. Reacts with acids. 

Formula: NaHCO3
Molecular mass: 84.0
Decomposes at 50°C
Density: 2.1 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 8.7  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Sodium bicarbonate (SIDS)