Potassium Hydroxide - 100g

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Potassium Hydroxide - 100g

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Potassium Hydroxide - 100g
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Potassium Hydroxide

Brand : WildPhoto Ltd

CAS-No. : 1310-58-3

Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

Identified uses : Photographic use only

Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

Company :

WildPhoto Ltd
Unit 15-16 Highlode Industrial Estate
Ramsey,
Cambridgeshire
PE26 2RB
UNITED KINGDOM

Telephone : +44 (0)1487 813447
E-mail address : info@wetplatesupplies.com

Emergency telephone number

Emergency Phone # : +44 (0)1487 813447

Hazard identification

1.1           Classification of the substance or mixture

 

Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 [EU-GHS/CLP]

Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 4)
Skin corrosion (Category 1A)

Classification according to EU Directives 67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC

Causes severe burns. Harmful if swallowed.

Label elements

Labelling according Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 [CLP]

Pictogram                          Signal word                                            Danger

Hazard statement(s)

H302                                        Harmful if swallowed.

H314                                        Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

Precautionary statement(s)

P280                                        Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.

P305 + P351 + P338                 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove

contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

P310      Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/ physician.

Composition

Substances

Synonyms: Caustic potash

Formula: HKO

First aid

Description of first aid measures General advice

Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

If inhaled

If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.

In case of skin contact

Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.

In case of eye contact

Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.

If swallowed

Do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.

Fire fighting

Extinguishing media 

Suitable extinguishing media

Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Potassium oxides

Advice for firefighters

Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.

Further information

Gives off hydrogen by reaction with metals.The product itself does not burn.

Handling

Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) from air.

Air sensitive. strongly hygroscopic

Accidental release

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.

Environmental precautions

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal

Reactivity

Reactivity

no data available

Chemical stability

no data available

Possibility of hazardous reactions

no data available

Conditions to avoid

Do not heat above melting point.

Incompatible materials

Nitro compounds, Organic materials, Magnesium, Copper, Water, reacts violently with:, Metals, Light metals, Contact with aluminum, tin and zinc liberates hydrogen gas. Contact with nitromethane and other similar nitro compounds causes formation of shock-sensitive salts., vigorous reaction with:, Alkali metals, Halogens, Azides, Anhydrides

Hazardous decomposition products

Other decomposition products - no data available

Toxicology

Information on toxicological effects Acute toxicity

LD50 Oral - rat - 273 mg/kg

Skin corrosion/irritation

Skin - rabbit - Severe skin irritation - 24 h

Serious eye damage/eye irritation

Eyes - rabbit - Eye irritation - 24 h

Respiratory or skin sensitization

no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

no data available

Carcinogenicity

IARC:         No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.

Reproductive toxicity

no data available

Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure

no data available

Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure

no data available

Aspiration hazard

no data available

Potential health effects

Inhalation                     May be harmful if inhaled. Material is extremely destructive to the tissue of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.

Ingestion                      Toxic if swallowed. Causes burns.

Skin                              May be harmful if absorbed through skin. Causes skin burns.

Eyes    Causes eye burns.

Other

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. WildPhoto Ltd shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

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