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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 698
Revision Date: May 11, 2015
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Sodium

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10278
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Substances and mixtures which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases (Category 1). In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously (H260). Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture (P231+P232). Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire (P223).

Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 1). Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314). Do not breathe dust or fumes (P260).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Sodium

7440-23-5 Na 22.99
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P310).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing.
If on skin or hair: Immediately remove all contaminated clothing. Brush off loose particles from skin (P335). Rinse skin with water (P303+P361+P353).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting (P301+P330+P331).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flammable solid. Autoignition Temperature: 120-125 °C Severe fire risk. May ignite spontaneously in moist air. Reacts explosively with water producing very dangerous hydrogen gas.
In case of fire: Use class D fire extinguisher or dry sand for extinction (P370+P378). Keep away from any possible contact with water, because of violent reaction and possible flash fire (P223).
NFPA Code
H-3
F-3
R-2
No Water
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Remove all ignition sources and water. Pick up pieces of sodium and place in a container with clean, dry oil (kerosene or mineral oil). Ventilate area and wash site after material has been picked up. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Inorganic #1. Store with metals and metal hydrides.
Store in a PVC coated glass bottle, under dry oil, and inside a Flinn Saf-Stor™ can.
Sodium metal must always be stored under dry oil to prevent contact with moist air.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection, and face protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264).
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Soft, silvery-white solid. Wax-like at room temperature.
Oxidizes rapidly in air.
Boiling point: 881.45 °C
Melting point: 97.85 °C
Specific gravity: 0.97 at 20 °C
Viscosity: 0.684 MPa.s at 104 °C
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Decomposes water on contact evolving explosive hydrogen and producing a solution of corrosive sodium hydroxide. Avoid acids and oxidizing agents.
Shelf life: Good, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Corrosive
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: N.A.
ORL-RAT LD50: N.A.
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Aquatic toxicity: Sodium hydroxide (reaction product with water) 48-hour TLM, bluegill sunfish: 99 mg/L; 96-hour TLM, mosquito fish: 125mg/L
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #3 is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Sodium; Hazard class: 4.3, Dangerous when wet; UN number: UN1428
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (231-132-9), RCRA code D001, D002, D003.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
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