CAUSTIC POTASH FLAKES

MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION

Technical Name                : POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

Synonyms                            :  CAUSTIC POTASH, POTASSIUM  HYDRATE

Chemical Formula          : KOH

Chemical Classification : INORGANIC ALKALI

Hazard Class                    :  CORROSIVES – 8

Cas Registry No.              : 1310-58-3

UN No                               :  1823

Haz. Chem Code              : 2R

Hazardous Waste ID No. :  16

Product Use: Used in the manufacture of soft soap, nickle cadmium storage batteries, it is used as absorbing agent for sulphur dioxide, carbondioxide etc.

HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous ingredient      : POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

Concentration                 CAS/UN NO           LC 50            LD 50

—-

PHYSICAL  AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

State    

SOLID FLAKES

Molecular weight  :  56.11

Vapour pressure    : —-

Melting Point          : 360O C

Colour : WHITE

Specific gravity      : 2.C44

Vapour Density    :   —–

Boiling Point        :  1320° C

Odour : ODOURLESS

Water solubility : SOLUBLE

PH  : 13.5

Freezing Point  :  —-

Others   : HYGROSCOPIC    DELIQUESENT.

FIRE / EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA

Flammability   : NON FLAMMABLE

Auto ignition temperature     : —

Sensitivity to chemical impact   :  STABLE

REACTIVITY DATA

Chemical Stability   :         STABLE

Reactivity    

exothermic reaction with water   ,  violent reaction with acids and  halogenated hydrocarbons, explosive reaction with ethers, nitrobenzene, nitromethene.

 

TDG Flammability                : —-

Explosive range                    : —-

Incompatibility

water, acids, combustible materials, metals like aluminium, tin, zinc, Dangerous reaction Products.

HYDROGEN GAS

Flash Point   : —-

Hazardous combustion products   :  TOXIC FUMES OF K2 O.

Sensitivity to Static Discharge    :   STABLE

HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Route of Entry

skin contact, ingestion,dust inhalation.

Effects on acute exposure

vapour : pungent, cough, lung edema

skin contact: corrosive, pain, burns.

ingestion : corrosive, scars, perforation.

Sensitization to Material : —

Permisible limits : TLV(C) = 2MG/M 3

Lethal dose

LD50 (ORAL – RAT) = 365 MG/KG.

Effects on Chronic Exposure

distructive effect on human tissue, dermititis

Synergistic materials  : —

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Storage requirement

metal drums or hepe bags with  alkathyne liners

 

indoor storage in godowns.

Engineering Controls
raised floors to avoid entry of rain water clean, dry and well ventilated area.

Handling Methods

manual

 

Personal protective equipment

goggle/face shield,hand gloves, gum boot, protective clothing.

Leak, Spill Handling

spilled material to be collected as heap (s) and kept covered until transferred into new bags. area shall be cleaned and throughly washed with water.

Waste Disposal 

effluents should be treated before disposal,

EMERGENCY FIRST – AID MEASURES

Fire extinguishment

dry chemical powder,   carbon dioxide.

Special Shipping Information :

Special procedure

large amounts of water shall not be used in  fire fighting.

First – Aid                                                                                                                    Antidotes

eyes : remove contaminated clothing. thorough washing affected are.

skin : wash thoroughly with running water at least for 15 minutes.

ingestion: rinse mouth, large intake of water, do not induce vomiting.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Drench water shower must be located near the chemical handling area.

MANUFACTURER / SUPPUER / CONSUMER DATA

THE ANDHRA SUGARS LIMITED         

Chemicals & Fertilisers Division.     

Kovvur- 534 350, A.P.                                                                 

Phones: 231597,231598,231599

Grams : CHEMICALS

Fax: 08813 – 231218

DISCLAIMER.

The information contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet is believed to be reliable but no representation, guarantee or warranties of any kind are made as it’s accuracy, suitability for a particular application or results to be obtained from them. It is however, ensured that the information contained in the material safety data sheet is relevant to the product manufactured I handled or sold as the case may be by us.

CAUSTIC POTASH LYES

MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION

Technical Name                     potassium hydroxide    50% Lye

Synonyms                                caustic potash lye, potassium hydrate

Chemical Formula                KOH

Chemical Classification      Inorganic alkali

Hazard Class                          corrosives – 8

Cas Registry No.                    1310-58-3

UN No                                     1814

Haz. Chem Code                    2R

Hazardous Waste ID No.   16

Product Use:

Used in the Manufacture of Soft Soap, Nickle Cadmium Batteries, Extraction of Petroleum Products. It is used as drying agent for Sulphur Dioxide, carbondioxide etc.

HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous ingredient         potassium hydroxide

Concentration                         —–

CAS/UN NO         

LC 50

LD 50

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

State                                           Liquid        

Molecular weight                  56.11      

Vapour pressure                   —-

Melting Point                         —-

                      

Colour                            Colourless

Specific gravity           1.49

Vapour Density           —-

Boiling Point               132° C       

                                                                 

 

Odour                                       Odourless

Water solubility                   soluble

PH                                             14

Freezing Point                      —-

Others                                     —-

FIRE / EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA

Flammability                                           NON FLAMMABLE

Auto ignition temperature                   —–

Sensitivity to  chemical impact          None

REACTIVITY 

Chemical Stability                STABLE

Reactivity                        Attack Metals Aluminium, Lead, Tin, Zinc.   Violent Reaction With Acids And  Halogenated Hydrocarbons.

Explosive Reaction With Others,Nitrobenzene, Nitromethene.

HEALTH HAZARD DATA

Route of Entry      

Skin Contact, Ingestion,Vapor Inhalation.

Effects on acute exposure   

Skin Contact: Corrosive, Pain, Burns.

Ingestion : Inflammation, Scar, perforation,

 

Sensitization to Material      : —-

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Storage requirement      

Storage Tanks of mild steel construction.Plastic Drums or carboys.

Engineering Controls

Ventilation, Dike Walls,vent on storage tank and transfer piping.

Leak, Spill Handling

Containment of Leak, Prevent enter into drains, sewers.Area should be washed with large amounts of water.

Waste Disposal      

Washings, Effluents shall be neutralised before disposal.                                 

TDG Flammability                 —-

Explosive range                      —-

Incompatibility

Acid, others, halogenated hydrocarbons.

Metals: Aluminium, Lead, Tin, Zinc

Dangerous reaction Products

HYDROGEN GAS

Permisible limits

TLV(C) = 2Mg/M3

Flash Point                                          —-

Hazardous combustion products       Toxic furnes of K20.

Sensitivity to Static Discharge             None

Lethal dose

LD 50= 365 Mg/Kg. (Oral-Rat)

Effects on Chronic Exposure

Distructive of human tissue, Dermititis.

Synergistic materials     :—-

Handling Methods

Pumping

Personal Protective Equipment

Face shield, gloves, Gum boots  protective Clothing.

Special Shipping Information     —-

EMERGENCY / FIRST – AID MEASURES

Fire extinguishment                  —-

Special procedure                      —-

First – Aid                                                                                                                Antidotes

Skin : Remove Contaminated Clothing. Thorough Washing Affected Area.

Eyes : Wash Throughly With Running Water atleast 15 Minutes. Irrigation Of Eyes May Be  Continue Until Medical Aid Sought.

Ingestion: Rinse Mouth, Large Intake Of Water, Do Not Induce Vomiting. Get Medical Attention Soon.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Deluge water shower, Eye wash fountain shall be located close to chemicals handling area.

MANUFACTURER/ SUPPLIER / CONSUMER DATA

THE ANDHRA SUGARS LIMITED                                                     

Chemicals & Fertilisers Division.

kovvur – 534 350, A.P.

Phones: 231597,231598,231599

Grams : CHEMICALS

Fax       : 08813 – 231218

DISCLAIMER.

The information contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet is believed to be reliable but no representation, guarantee or warranties of any kind are made as it’s accuracy, suitability for a particular application or results to be obtained from them. It is however, ensured that the information contained in the material safety data sheet is relevant to the product manufactured I handled or sold as the case may be by US.