Material Safety Data Sheet

Sodium Metal
CAS # 7440-23-5

1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
  Synonyms: Natrium            
CAS No.:
7440-23-5
Molecular Weight:
22.99  
Chemical Formula:
Na
 

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2. Hazards Identification
  Emergency Overview
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DANGER! FLAMMABLE SOLID. CORROSIVE. WATER REACTIVE. CATCHES FIRE IF EXPOSED TO AIR. HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. HARMFUL IF INHALED OR ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. CONTACT MAY CAUSE BURNS TO ALL BODY TISSUE.

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  Health Rating: 3 - Severe (Life)
Flammability Rating: 3 - Severe (Flammable)
Reactivity Rating: 3 - Severe (Water Reactive)
Contact Rating: 4 - Extreme (Corrosive)
Lab Protective Equip: GOGGLES & SHIELD; LAB COAT & APRON; VENT HOOD; PROPER GLOVES; CLASS D EXTINGUISHER
Storage Color Code: Red Stripe (Store Separately)
0 - Minimum Hazard
1 - Slight Hazard
2 - Moderate Hazard
3 - Serious Hazard
4 - Severe Hazard

H = Health
F = Fire
R = Reactivity

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  Potential Health Effects
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Inhalation:
Inhalation produces damaging effects on the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. Symptoms may include irritation of the nose and throat, and labored breathing. May cause lung edema, a medical emergency.
Ingestion:
Extremely dangerous, corrosive material. Will react immediately with saliva to cause serious burns and possible local combustion and even explosion of hydrogen in the mouth or esophagus. The metal's low melting point can cause further complications.
Skin Contact:
Corrosive, can cause serious burns due to almost immediate reaction with water, especially on moist skin. If metal ignites, very deep burns and tissue destruction can occur.
Eye Contact:
Corrosive. May cause redness, pain, blurred vision, and damage from severe alkali burns.
Chronic Exposure:
Continued or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis, mucous membrane irritation, and lung damage..
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
No information found.
3. First Aid Measures
  Inhalation:
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Keep patient quiet in half upright position. Get medical attention immediately.
Ingestion:
If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Give large quantities of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention immediately.
Skin Contact:
Wipe off excess material from skin then immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse.
Eye Contact:
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention immediately.
4. Fire Fighting Measures
  Fire:
Autoignition temperature: > 115C (> 239F)
Flammable solid, water reactive. Can react vigorously with water, steam, acids to release flammable/explosive hydrogen. Dangerous in presence of oxidants. May ignite spontaneously in moist air or oxygen. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished.
( Autoigintion temperature given in dry air.)
Explosion:
Reactions with water forms sodium hydroxide and hydrogen gas which may explode. Burns violently accompanied by explosions which cause spattering of the molten material.
Fire Extinguishing Media:
Use dry soda ash, dry salt, sand, graphite powder or metal-fire-extinguishing dry powder such as Met-L-X. Do not use water, foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, or chlorinated fire extinguishers.
Special Information:
In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.
5. Disposal Considerations
  Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be handled as hazardous waste and sent to a RCRA approved waste facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
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