Sodium bicarbonate - 500g

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500g of Sodium bicarbonate, also known as Sodium hydrogen carbonate

Used in many B&W developers..

Sodium bicarbonate - 500g


500g of Sodium bicarbonate, also known as Sodium hydrogen carbonate

Used in many B&W developers..

Additional Information
Product Identifier

Sodium bicarbonate

Brand : Wet plate supplies

CAS-No. : 144-55-8

Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture

Identified uses : Photographic use only

Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

Company :

Wet plate supplies
Unit 15-16 Highlode Industrial Estate
PE26 2RB

Telephone : +44 (0)1487 813447
E-mail address :

Emergency telephone number

Emergency Phone # : +44 (0)1487 813447

Hazard identification

Not a hazardous substance or mixture.

This substance is not classified as dangerous according to Directive 67/548/EEC.

Composition No components need to be disclosed according to the applicable regulations.
First aid

Description of first aid measures If inhaled

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

In case of skin contact

Wash off with soap and plenty of water.

In case of eye contact

Flush eyes with water as a precaution.

If swallowed

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2.2) and/or in section 11

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed No data available

Fire fighting

Extinguishing media Suitable extinguishing media

Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture Carbon oxides, Sodium oxides

Advice for firefighters

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.


Precautions for safe handling

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.  Storage class (TRGS 510): Non Combustible Solids 

Accidental release

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. 

Environmental precautions

No special environmental precautions required.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal


Reactivity No data available

Chemical stability Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions No data available

Conditions to avoid Exposure to moisture

Incompatible materials Strong acids, Strong oxidizing agents

Hazardous decomposition products Other decomposition products - No data available


Information on toxicological effects Acute toxicity

LD50 Oral - Rat - 4,220 mg/kg

Skin corrosion/irritation

Skin - Human

Result: Mild skin irritation - 3 d

Serious eye damage/eye irritation

Eyes - Rabbit

Result: Mild eye irritation - 30 s

Respiratory or skin sensitisation

No data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

No data available


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

Additional Information 

Exposure to large amounts can cause:, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Heavy or prolonged skin exposure may result in the absorption of harmful amounts of material.

To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.


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. Wet plate supplies shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

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Sodium bicarbonate - 500g Wet Plate Supplies is a UK based store selling a range of supplies for alternative photographic processes, namely Wetplate collodion, Cyanotype, Gum bichromate, Kallitype, Van dyke and Pt/Pd. They also offer training and studio facilities for both wetplate and other alternative processes. In this section you can find our Sodium bicarbonate - 500g