Name: Potassium Carbonate
CAS: 584-08-7
EC Number: 209-529-3
Chemical Formular: K2CO3
Appearance: White, hygroscopic solid
Molecular Weight: 138.205 g/mol
Melting Point: 891 °C (1,636 °F; 1,164 K)
Boiling Point: n/a
Density: 2.43 g/cm3
Solubility in water: soluble
Exact Mass: 137.912 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass: 137.912 g/mol
Topological Polar Surface Area: 63.2 A^2
Complexity: 18.8

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS

According to the UN GHS revision 8

Version: 1.0

Creation Date: Sep 14, 2020

Revision Date: Sep 14, 2020

SECTION 1: Identification


1.1

GHS Product identifier

Product name

Potassium Carbonate


1.2

Other means of identification

Product number

Other names

Sal absinthii;K-Gran;Kaliumcarbonat


1.3

Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use

Identified uses

Processing Aids and Additives

Uses advised against

no data available


1.4

Supplier’s details

Company

Elements China Limited

Address

Building 2, No.5555, Shenzhuan Hwy, Shanghai , China

Telephone

+86-021-3776-2181

1.5Emergency phone number

Emergency phone number

+86-021-3776-2181

Service hours

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours).

SECTION 2: Hazard identification


2.1

Classification of the substance or mixture

Skin irritation, Category 2

Eye irritation, Category 2

Specific target organ toxicity – single exposure, Category 3


2.2

GHS label elements, including precautionary statements

Pictogram(s)
Signal word

Warning

Hazard statement(s)

H315 Causes skin irritation

H319 Causes serious eye irritation

H335 May cause respiratory irritation

Precautionary statement(s)
Prevention

P264 Wash … thoroughly after handling.

P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection/hearing protection/…

P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.

P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.

Response

P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/…

P321 Specific treatment (see … on this label).

P332+P317 If skin irritation occurs: Get medical help.

P362+P364 Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.

P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.

P319 Get medical help if you feel unwell.

Storage

P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

P405 Store locked up.

Disposal

P501 Dispose of contents/container to an appropriate treatment and disposal facility in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, and product characteristics at time of disposal.


2.3

Other hazards which do not result in classification

no data available

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients


3.1

Substances

Chemical nameCommon names and synonymsCAS numberEC number
Potassium CarbonatePotassium carbonate584-08-7209-529-3

SECTION 4: First-aid measures


4.1

Description of necessary first-aid measures

If inhaled

Fresh air, rest.

Following skin contact

Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.

Following eye contact

First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.

Following ingestion

Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .


4.2

Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

no data available


4.3

Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

Immediate first aid: Remove patient from contact with the material. Ensure that adequate decontamination has been carried out. If patient is not breathing, start artificial respiration, preferably with a demand valve resuscitator, bag-valve-mask device, or pocket mask, as trained. Perform CPR if necessary. Immediately flush contaminated eyes with gently flowing water. Do not induce vomiting. If vomiting occurs, lean patient forward or place on the left side (head-down position, if possible) to maintain an open airway and prevent aspiration. Keep patient quiet and maintain normal body temperature. Obtain medical attention. /Inorganic Bases/Alkaline Corrosives and Related Compounds/

SECTION 5: Fire-fighting measures


5.1

Suitable extinguishing media

Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment. The product itself does not burn.


5.2

Specific hazards arising from the chemical

Not combustible.


5.3

Special protective actions for fire-fighters

In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures


6.1

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.


6.2

Environmental precautions

Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.


6.3

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Accidental release measures. Do not let product enter drains.

SECTION 7: Handling and storage


7.1

Precautions for safe handling

Handling in a well ventilated place.
Wear suitable protective clothing.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.
Use non-sparking tools.
Prevent fire caused by electrostatic discharge steam.


7.2

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Dry. Separated from strong acids.Keep tightly closed.

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection


8.1

Control parameters

Occupational Exposure limit values

ComponentPotassium carbonate
CAS No.584-08-7
Limit value – Eight hoursLimit value – Short term
ppmmg/m3ppmmg/m3
Latvia20,5
Remarks

Biological limit values

no data available


8.2

Appropriate engineering controls

Ensure adequate ventilation.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
Set up emergency exits and the risk-elimination area.

8.3Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment (PPE)

Eye/face protection

Wear safety goggles.

Skin protection

Protective gloves.

Respiratory protection

Use local exhaust or breathing protection.

Thermal hazards

no data available

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties and safety characteristics

Physical state

Solid.

Colour

Colorless cubic crystals; hygroscopic

Odour

Odorless

Melting point/freezing point

891 °C.

Boiling point or initial boiling point and boiling range

155°C(lit.)

Flammability

Not combustible.

Lower and upper explosion limit/flammability limit

no data available

Flash point

48°C(lit.)

Auto-ignition temperature

no data available

Decomposition temperature

no data available

pH

11.6.

Kinematic viscosity

no data available

Solubility

Very soluble in water. Insoluble in ethanol

Partition coefficient n-octanol/water

log Pow =

Vapour pressure

no data available

Density and/or relative density

2.43. Temperature:19 °C.

Relative vapour density

no data available

Particle characteristics

no data available

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity


10.1

Reactivity

The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts violently with acids and chlorine trifluoride. Reacts with powdered metals.


10.2

Chemical stability

no data available


10.3

Possibility of hazardous reactions

The solution in water is a medium strong base. Reacts violently with acids and chlorine trifluoride. Reacts with powdered metals.


10.4

Conditions to avoid

no data available


10.5

Incompatible materials

Incompatible with KCO; chlorine trifluoride; magnesium.


10.6

Hazardous decomposition products

When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of K2O.

SECTION 11: Toxicological information

Acute toxicity

  • Oral: LD50 – rat (male/female) – > 2 000 mg/kg bw. Remarks:No animal died.
  • Inhalation: LC50 – rat (male/female) – > 4.96 mg/L air (analytical).
  • Dermal: LD50 – rabbit (male/female) – > 2 000 mg/kg bw.

Skin corrosion/irritation

no data available

Serious eye damage/irritation

no data available

Respiratory or skin sensitization

no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

no data available

Carcinogenicity

no data available

Reproductive toxicity

no data available

STOT-single exposure

The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.

STOT-repeated exposure

no data available

Aspiration hazard

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

SECTION 12: Ecological information


12.1

Toxicity

  • Toxicity to fish: LC50 – Oncorhynchus mykiss (previous name: Salmo gairdneri) – 68 mg/L – 96 h.
  • Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: EC50 – Daphnia pulex – 200 mg/L – 48 h.
  • Toxicity to algae: no data available
  • Toxicity to microorganisms: no data available


12.2

Persistence and degradability

no data available


12.3

Bioaccumulative potential

no data available


12.4

Mobility in soil

no data available


12.5

Other adverse effects

no data available

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations


13.1

Disposal methods

Product

The material can be disposed of by removal to
a licensed chemical destruction plant or by controlled incineration
with flue gas scrubbing. Do not contaminate water, foodstuffs,
feed or seed by storage or disposal. Do not discharge to sewer systems.

Contaminated packaging

Containers can be triply rinsed (or equivalent) and
offered for recycling or reconditioning.
Alternatively, the packaging can be punctured to
make it unusable for other purposes and then be disposed of
in a sanitary landfill. Controlled incineration
with flue gas scrubbing is possible for combustible packaging materials.

SECTION 14: Transport information


14.1

UN Number

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)IMDG: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)IATA: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)


14.2

UN Proper Shipping Name

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)IMDG: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)IATA: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)


14.3

Transport hazard class(es)

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)IMDG: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)IATA: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)


14.4

Packing group, if applicable

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)IMDG: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)IATA: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)


14.5

Environmental hazards

ADR/RID: NoIMDG: NoIATA: No


14.6

Special precautions for user

no data available


14.7

Transport in bulk according to IMO instruments

no data available

SECTION 15: Regulatory information


15.1

Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question

Chemical nameCommon names and synonymsCAS numberEC number
Potassium CarbonatePotassium carbonate584-08-7209-529-3
European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS)Listed.
EC InventoryListed.
United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) InventoryListed.
China Catalog of Hazardous chemicals 2015Not Listed.
New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC)Listed.
Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances
(PICCS)
Listed.
Vietnam National Chemical InventoryListed.
Chinese Chemical Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (China
IECSC)
Listed.
Korea Existing Chemicals List (KECL)Listed.

SECTION 16: Other information

Information on revision

Creation DateSep 14, 2020
Revision DateSep 14, 2020

Abbreviations and acronyms

  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service
  • ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
  • RID: Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
  • IMDG: International Maritime Dangerous Goods
  • IATA: International Air Transportation Association
  • TWA: Time Weighted Average
  • STEL: Short term exposure limit
  • LC50: Lethal Concentration 50%
  • LD50: Lethal Dose 50%
  • EC50: Effective Concentration 50%

References

  • IPCS – The International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC), website:
    http://www.ilo.org/dyn/icsc/showcard.home
  • HSDB – Hazardous Substances Data Bank, website: https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/hsdb.htm
  • IARC – International Agency for Research on Cancer, website: http://www.iarc.fr/
  • eChemPortal – The Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances by OECD, website:
    http://www.echemportal.org/echemportal/index?pageID=0&request_locale=en
  • CAMEO Chemicals, website: http://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/search/simple
  • ChemIDplus, website: http://chem.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/chemidlite.jsp
  • ERG – Emergency Response Guidebook by U.S. Department of Transportation, website:
    http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/erg
  • Germany GESTIS-database on hazard substance, website:
    http://www.dguv.de/ifa/gestis/gestis-stoffdatenbank/index-2.jsp
  • ECHA – European Chemicals Agency, website: https://echa.europa.eu/
Any questions regarding this SDS, Please send your inquiry to [email protected]

Disclaimer: The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and
shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our
knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not
represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. We as supplier shall not be held liable for any
damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

Chemical Formular:K2CO3
PubChem CID:11430
IUPAC Name:dipotassium;carbonate
Inchl:InChI=1S/CH2O3.2K/c2-1(3)4;;/h(H2,2,3,4);;/q;2*+1/p-2
InChI Key:BWHMMNNQKKPAPP-UHFFFAOYSA-L
Canonical SMILES:C(=O)([O-])[O-].[K+].[K+]
Pictogram(s):Globally Harmonized System of Classification
Signal:Warning
GHS Hazard Statements:H302-H315-H319-H335
Hazard Codes:Xn:Harmful
Risk Codes:R22;R36/37/38
Precautionary Statement Codes:P261-P305 + P351 + P338
Flash Point:n/a

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PotassiumAn element in the alkali group of metals with an atomic symbol K, atomic number 19, and atomic weight 39.10. It is the chief cation in the intracellular fluid of muscle and other cells.
Potassium ion is a strong electrolyte that plays a significant role in the regulation of fluid volume and maintenance of the WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE.
Potassium is the major cation (positive ion) inside animal cells, while sodium is the major cation outside animal cells. The concentration differences of these charged particles causes a difference in electric potential between the inside and outside of cells, known as the membrane potential.
The balance between potassium and sodium is maintained by ion pumps in the cell membrane. The cell membrane potential created by potassium and sodium ions allows the cell generate an action potential—a “spike” of electrical discharge.
The ability of cells to produce electrical discharge is critical for body functions such as neurotransmission, muscle contraction, and heart function.
Potassium is also an essential mineral needed to regulate water balance, blood pressure and levels of acidity.

CarbonCarbon (from Latin: carbo “coal”) is a chemical element with the symbol C and atomic number 6.
It is nonmetallic and tetravalent—making four electrons available to form covalent chemical bonds. It belongs to group 14 of the periodic table.
Carbon is the 15th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, and the fourth most abundant element in the universe by mass after hydrogen, helium, and oxygen.
Carbon’s abundance, its unique diversity of organic compounds, and its unusual ability to form polymers at the temperatures commonly encountered on Earth enables this element to serve as a common element of all known life.

OxygenOxygen is the chemical element with the symbol O and atomic number 8, meaning its nucleus has 8 protons.
Oxygen is a member of the chalcogen group on the periodic table, a highly reactive nonmetal, and an oxidizing agent that readily forms oxides with most elements as well as with other compounds.
Dioxygen is used in cellular respiration and many major classes of organic molecules in living organisms contain oxygen, such as proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and fats, as do the major constituent inorganic compounds of animal shells, teeth, and bone.
Oxygen was isolated by Michael Sendivogius before 1604, but it is commonly believed that the element was discovered independently by Carl Wilhelm Scheele, in Uppsala, in 1773 or earlier, and Joseph Priestley in Wiltshire, in 1774.

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