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Potassium sodium tartrate MSDS
Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name: Potassium sodium tartrate
Catalog Codes: PST14123
CAS#: 6381-59-5
RTECS: Not available.
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: No products were found.
CI#: Not available.
Synonym: Rochelle salt; Sodium Ptassium Tartrate
tetrahydrate; L(+)-Tartaric acid potassium sodium salt
Chemical Name: Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-[R-
(R*,R*)]-, monopotassium monosodium salt tetrahydrate
Chemical Formula: KNaC4H4O6.4H2O
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Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Composition:
Name CAS # % by Weight
Potassium sodium tartrate 6381-59-5 100
Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Potassium sodium tartrate LD50: Not available. LC50: Not available.
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion.
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available. The substance is toxic to mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged
exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
Eye Contact:
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Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15
minutes. Cold water may be used. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.
Skin Contact:
Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops. Cold water
may be used.
Serious Skin Contact: Not available.
Inhalation:
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical
attention.
Serious Inhalation: Not available.
Ingestion:
Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious
person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar,
tie, belt or waistband.
Serious Ingestion: Not available.
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product: May be combustible at high temperature.
Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Points: Not available.
Flammable Limits: Not available.
Products of Combustion: These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2). Some metallic oxides.
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of heat. Non-flammable in presence of shocks.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available. Risks of explosion of the product in
presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:
SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder. LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Not available.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not available.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill:
Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on
the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements.
Large Spill:
Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the
contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Precautions:
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Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate the residue under
a fume hood. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not breathe dust. Wear suitable protective clothing. In case of
insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. If you feel unwell, seek medical attention and show the label when
possible. Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents, acids.
Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering Controls:
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended
exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants
below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection: Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent.
Gloves.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid
inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this
product.
Exposure Limits: Not available.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance: Solid. (Translucent or white crystals )
Odor: Not available.
Taste: Saline.
Molecular Weight: 282.22 g/mole
Color: translucent or white.
pH (1% soln/water):
The aqueous solution is slightly alkaline to litmus. (pH 7-8)
Boiling Point: Not available.
Melting Point: 70C (158F)- 80 C
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: Density: 1.79 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water.
Solubility:
Soluble in cold water, hot water. Almost insoluble in alcohol
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
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Stability: The product is stable.
Instability Temperature: Not available.
Conditions of Instability: Excess heat, incompatible materials, dust generation.
Incompatibility with various substances: Reactive with oxidizing agents, acids.
Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Reactivity:
Slightly effloresces in warm air. At 100 deg. C, it loses 3 H2O. It becomes anhydrous at 130-140 deg. C. It begins to
decompose at 220 deg. C. It is incompatible with calcium or lead salts, magnesium sulfate, and silver nitrate.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.
Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry: Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals:
LD50: Not available. LC50: Not available.
Chronic Effects on Humans: Causes damage to the following organs: mucous membranes.
Other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Hazardous in case of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion.
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Acute Potential Health Effects: Skin: May cause skin irritation. It is considered a low hazard for usual industrial handling.
Eyes: May cause mechanical eye irritation. Inhalation: Causes respiratory tract irritation. Ingestion: May cause digestive tract
irritation. It is considered a low hazard for usual industrial handling. The toxicological properties of this substance have not
been fully investigated.
Section 12: Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity: Not available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may arise.
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The product itself and its products of degradation are not toxic.
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Waste Disposal:
Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental control regulations.
Section 14: Transport Information
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DOT Classification: Not a DOT controlled material (United States).
Identification: Not applicable.
Special Provisions for Transport: Not applicable.
Section 15: Other Regulatory Information
Federal and State Regulations: No products were found.
Other Regulations: OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
Other Classifications:
WHMIS (Canada): Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada).
DSCL (EEC):
This product is not classified according to the EU regulations. S22- Do not breathe dust. S24/25- Avoid contact with skin and
eyes.
HMIS (U.S.A.):
Health Hazard: 2
Fire Hazard: 1
Reactivity: 0
Personal Protection: E
National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Health: 2
Flammability: 1
Reactivity: 0
Specific hazard:
Protective Equipment:
Gloves. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Safety glasses.
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