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SODIUM CITRATE PENTAHYDRATEICSC: 1220
November 2003
CAS #: 6858-44-2Trisodium citrate pentahydrate
2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid, trisodium salt, pentahydrate

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation (not if powder).  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin     Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
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   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

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
Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
SODIUM CITRATE PENTAHYDRATE ICSC: 1220
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The solution in water is a weak base. 

Formula: C6H15Na3O12 / C6H5Na3O7.5H2O
Molecular mass: 348.2
Solubility in water: good 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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