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Potasyum Karbonat


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Physical Hazards Health Hazards Environmental Hazards


Skin corrosion/irritation Cat. 2 Serious eye damage/irritation Cat. 2 Specific Target organ Toxicity(single exposure) Cat. 3


    • Hazard statement

-. H315 Causes skin irritation
-. H319 Causes serious eye irritation
-. H335 May cause respiratory irritation
-. H336 May cause drowsiness or dizziness

    • Precautionary statement


-. P264 Wash thoroughly after handling.
-. P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
-. P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
-. P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.



-. P312 Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
-. P362 Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
-. P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
-. P332+P313 If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
-. P337+P313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
-. P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
-. P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes.
Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Storage -. P405 Store locked up.
-. P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
Disposal -. P501  Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/
international regulation.
  • Other hazards which do not result in classification :

-. NFPA Grade (0~4 level) : Health-1, Flammability-0, Reactivity-0


Chemical Name Other name CAS Number Conte

Chemical Name CAS NO KE NO UN NO EN NO
POTASSIUM CARBONATE 584-08-7 TS7750000 - 209-529-3


  • Eye Contact :

-. Immediately Lift eyelid and flush eyes with flowing water.

-. Lift eyelid and completely remove materials. Ensure irrigation under eyelids by occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids.
-. Transport to hospital, or doctor.
-. Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should only be undertaken by skilled personnel.

  • Skin Contact :

-. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
-. Flush skin and hair with running water (and soap if available).
-. Seek medical attention in event of irritation.

  • Inhalation :

-. If inhalation of fume or combustion, move to the fresh air.
-. Go to where the fresh air and If you necessary, Conduct artificial respiration.
-. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
-. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.

  • Ingestion :

-. Wash out mouse with water.
-. If swallowed do NOT induce vomiting.
-. Lay the patient down as head would be lower than body for suffocation prevention if occur vomiting.
-. Get medical attention immediately.

  • Delayed and immediate effects and also  chronic effects from short and long term exposure :

-. May cause eye, skin, respiratory irritation when exposed.
-. May cause lung effect of Long-term exposure to dust of high concentrations.
-. Ingestion may cause nausea, vomiting and stomach and severe digestive system irritation and burns.
-. Inhalation may cause respiratory irritation.
-. If contact with skin May cause irritation and Caustic effect is analogous to Potassium hydroxide.
-. If contact with eye May cause irritation and Caustic effect is analogous to Potassium hydroxide.

  • First-aid treatment and note to physician :

-. Treatment may vary with condition of victim and specifics of incident.


  • Suitable (Unsuitable) extinguishing media :

-. Extinguishing media : Dry chemical powder, CO2, Water, foam.
-. If large fire, use regular extinguishing media or flood with fine water spray.
-. Unsuitable extinguishing media : Do not use water-jet.

  • Specific hazards arising from the chemical :

-. Non flammability.
-. Substance itself does not Burn but Decompose when heated may cause corrosive/toxic fume.
-. Fire risk can be ignored but Containers may rupture or explode if exposed.
-. Hazardous combustion product :
Thermal decomposition may produce gas or/and fume of Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, potassium oxide.

  • Special protection actions and equipments for fire-fighting :

-. Firefighters should wear self contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing.
-. If safe to do so, remove containers from path of fire.
-. If removal is impossible, cool containers and surrounding area with water.
-. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.
-. Do not allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.
-. Do not impervious water inside containers.


  • Personal precautions

-. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment and avoid inhalation or contact with eyes and skin.
-. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment(see section 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION).
-. Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing.
-. Stop leak if you can do it without risk.
-. Keep unnecessary people away.
-. Ventilate leak areas.
-. Avoid dust formation.

Isolate of spilled material(Small spills ; Adsorption of absorbent etc.)
-. Possibly collect recoverable product(used for shovel or vaccum vehicle).
-. Residue is neutralized for the acid.
-. Move container to safe area from the leak area.
-. Wear personal protect clothes, protective equipment.

  • Environmental precautions :

-. Avoid dispersal of spilt material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers.
-. If large spills, advise emergency services.

  • Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
    • Small spills

-. Remove the spilled material.
-. Use to dry removal method and Suppression occurrence of dust.

    • Large spills

-. For disposal of spilled material in appropriate containers collected.
-. Wash spill area with plenty of water.


  • Handling

-. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment(see section 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS
-. Avoid contact with incompatible materials.
-. Use in a well-ventilated area.
-. Do not mixed storage and transportation of grocery, fodder, medicines, food.
-. When handling, DO NOT eat, drink or smoke.
-. Avoid breathing dust and contact with the eyes, skin.
-. Wash hands with soap and water after handling.
-. Minimize occurrence of dust and accumulation.

  • Storage Precautionary Statements

-. Save and handle applicable laws and regulations.
-. the original container should be stored.
-. Store away from water or moisture and store in dry area(strong hygroscopic property).
-. The container withstand for physical damage should be stored.
-. Save in cool, dry and well ventilated place.
-. Stored in airtight containers and Avoid contact with water and moistures.
-. Absorption is the cause of the reduction of the concentration with Potassium Carbonate.
-. Do not store with Volatile Organic Compounds. Product may discolor.


  • Exposure Limits

-. Exposure limit under ISHL(KOREA) : Not applicable
-. ACGHIH limit : Not applicable
-. Biological exposure limits : Not applicable

  • Engineering Controls

-. The use of local exhaust ventilation is recommended to control emissions near
the source. Laboratory samples should be handled in a fumehood. Provide mechanical ventilation of confined spaces.

  • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Respiratory Protection :

-. Under conditions of frequent use or heavy exposure, Respiratory protection may be needed.

-. Respiratory protection is ranked in order from minimum to maximum. Consider warning properties before use.
→ Dust, mist, fume-purifying respiratory protection
→ Any air-purifying respirator with a corpuscle filter of high efficiency
→ Any respiratory protection with a electromotion fan(for dust, mist, fume- purifying)
-. For Unknown Concentration or Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health
→ Self-contained breathing apparatus(pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination)
→ Supplied-air respirator with full facepiece

    • Eye protection :

-. Wear primary eye protection such as splash resistant safety goggles with a secondary protection faceshield.
-. Provide an emergency eye wash station and quick drench shower in the immediate work area.

    • Hand protection : Wear appropriate protective gloves.
    • Body protection : Wear appropriate protective cloth.


  • Appearance : Solid / Colorless or white
  • Odor : Odorless
  • Odor threshold : Not available
  • pH : 11.0 (0.02 M Solution)
  • Melting point / Freezing point : 1636°F (891℃)
  • Initial Boiling Point / Boiling Ranges : Not available / Not available
  • Flash point : Not available
  • Evaporation Rate : Not available
  • Flammability (solid, gas) : Not available
  • Upper/Lower Flammability or explosive limits : Not available
  • Vapor pressure : 2.44 E-017 ㎜ Hg at 25℃(Estimate)
  • Solubility :   at 20℃ (water)
  • Vapor density : Not available
  • Relative density : 2.428 (Water=1)
  • Partition coefficient of n-octanol/water : -6.19(Estimate)
  • Autoignition Temp. : Not available (Not applicable)
  • Decomposition Temp. : Not available
  • Viscosity : : Not available
  • Molecular weight : 138.21


  • Stability

-. This material is stable under recommended storage at normal temperature and pressure.

  • Possibility of Hazardous Reaction

-. Polymerization : Will not occur.

  • Conditions to Avoid

-. Keep away from heat, flame, sparks and source of ignition.

  • Materials to Avoid

-. Avoid contact with Oxidants(Acids, nitrates, chlorine bleach, the chlorine used in pools).
-. Because the reaction with Aluminum, Fluoro, Magnesium, Silicon, Chlorine Trifluoride, Powder metal should be avoided.

  • Hazardous Decomposition Products :

-. Carbon compounds, potassium and it’s compound.


  • Information of Exposure route :
    • (Respiratory tract) : May cause respiratory irritation.
    • (Oral) : Not Classified.
    • (Eye ∙ Skin) : Causes serious eye irritation, Causes skin irritation.
  • Delayed and immediate effects and also chronic effects from short and long term exposure
    • Acute Toxicity :

-. Oral Toxicity : LD50 > 2000mg/kg b.w.(Rat)
-. Dermal Toxicity : Not available
-. Inhalation Toxicity : Not available

    • Skin corrosion/irritation :

-. Irritation is observed.

    • Serious eye damage/irritation :

-. Irritation is observed.

    • Respiratory sensitization : Not available
    • Skin sensitization :

-. In the intracutaneus skin sensitisation test, allergic skin reactions is not observed.

    • Carcinogenicity : Not applicable
    • Germ cell mutagenicity :

-. Ames test : Negative
-. Gene mutation(mammalian cell gene mutation assay) : Negative
-. Chromosome aberration(mammalian chromosome aberration test) : Negative

    • Reproductive toxicity :

-. No adverse effects were observed in the reproductive sturdy using the rats for high concentration.

    • Specific Target organ Toxicity(single exposure) :

-. May cause respiratory irritation.

    • Specific Target organ Toxicity(repeated exposure) :

-. No adverse effects are observed in the repeated exposure sturdy using the rodents.

    • Aspiration hazard : Not available


  • Ecotoxicity :

-. Acute aquatic toxicity

    • Fish : LC50=68mg/L, 96hr, Oncorhynchus mykiss
    • Daphnia magna : EC50=430mg/L, 48hr, Daphnia magna(non-GLP)
    • Algal : Not available
  • Persistence and degradability : Not available
  • Bioaccumulation : Not available
  • Mobility in soil : Not available
  • Other adverse effects : Not available


  • Disposal methods :

-. The user of this product must properly characterize the waste/container generated from the use of this product in accordance with all applicable federal, state and/or local laws and regulations in order to determine the proper disposal of the waste in accordance with all applicable federal, state and/or local laws and regulations.

  • Special precautions for disposal

-. The user of this product must disposal by oneself or entrust to waste disposer or person who other’s waste recycle and dispose, person who establish and operate waste disposal facilities.
-. Dispose of waste in accordance with local regulation.


  • UN Number : Not regulated for transport of dangerous goods
  • UN Proper Shipping name : Not applicable
  • Transport hazard class(es) : Not applicable
  • Packing group : Not applicable
  • Sea pollutants : Not applicable
  • Special precautions for user related to transport or transportation measures :

-. EmS FIRE SCHEDULE : Not applicable
-. EmS SPILLAGE SCHEDULE : Not applicable


  • ISHL(The industrial Safety and Health Law in Korea) : Not applicable
  • The Toxic Chemical Control Act in Korea(TCCA in Korea) : Not applicable
  • Dangerous goods Safety Management Law in Korea : Not applicable
  • Waste Management Law in Korea : Not applicable
  • Other regulations
    • POPs Management Law : Not applicable
    • Information of EU Classification :

-. Classification : Not Classification
-. Symbol(s) and Indication(s) of Danger : Not applicable
-. Risk and Safety Phrases : Not applicable


-. CERCLA section 103 (40 CFR 302.4) : Not regulated
-. SARA section 302 (40 CFR 355.30) : Not regulated
-. SARA section 304 (40 CFR 355.40) : Not regulated
-. SARA Hazard Categories, SARA section 311/312 (40 CFR 370.21) ACUTE: YES
-. SARA section 313 (40 CFR 372.65) : Not regulated
-. OSHA regulation (29 CFR 1910.119) : Not regulated

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act)
: Not regulated

-. US inventory (TSCA): listed.
-. TSCA 12(b) Export Notifications : Not listed.

-. Rotterdam Convention on Harmful Chemicals & Pesticides : Not applicable
-. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants : Not applicable
-. Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer : Not applicable


: Industrial Safety and Health Law, Waste Management Law, Toxic Chemical Control Act, ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE WATER QUALITY AND ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION ACT.
2. Issue date : 2010. 03. 12