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PENTASODIUM TRIPHOSPHATEICSC: 1469
August 2002
CAS #: 7758-29-4Sodium tripolyphosphate
Sodium triphosphate
Triphosphoric acid, pentasodium salt, anhydrous
EINECS #: 231-838-7

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation (not if powder).  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.  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. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Dry. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
PENTASODIUM TRIPHOSPHATE ICSC: 1469
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes including phosphorus oxides. 

Formula: Na5P3O10
Molecular mass: 367.9
Melting point: 622°C
Density: 2.52 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 14.5  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The aerosol is mildly irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       PENTASODIUM TRIPHOSPHATE (JECFA Evaluation)