Chemicals >> Sodium Sulphate
It is an important compound of sodium when anhydrous, it is a white
crystalline solid. It is known as glauber`s salt. It has a molecular formula
Used in manufacturing of: : photography film, water treatment, food grade,
pulping agent & detergents.
Synonyms: Sodium sulfate decahydrate; disodium sulfate decahydrate;
glauber's salt; sulfuric acid, sodium salt, decahydrate; sodium sulfate,
CAS No.: 7757-82-6 (Anhydrous) 7727-73-3 (Decahydrate)
Molecular Weight: 322.20
Chemical Formula: Na2SO4.10H2O
J.T. Baker: 3890
Mallinckrodt: 8012, 8027
As part of good industrial and personal hygiene and safety procedure, avoid
all unnecessary exposure to the chemical substance and ensure prompt removal
from skin, eyes and clothing.
SAF-T-DATA(tm) Ratings (Provided here for your convenience)
Health Rating: 1 - Slight
Flammability Rating: 0 - None
Reactivity Rating: 1 - Slight
Contact Rating: 1 - Slight
Lab Protective Equip: GOGGLES; LAB COAT
Storage Color Code: Green (General Storage)
Potential Health Effects
Not expected to be a health hazard.
Mildly toxic by ingestion. Systemic toxicity is unlikely unless massive
amounts have been swallowed. Drinking water with > 500 mg/L may result in
No adverse effects expected.
No adverse effects expected but dust may cause mechanical irritation.
No information found.
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
No information found.
First Aid Measures
Not expected to require first aid measures.
Give several glasses of water to drink to dilute. If large amounts were
swallowed, get medical advice.
Wash exposed area with soap and water. Get medical advice if irritation
Wash thoroughly with running water. Get medical advice if irritation
Fire Fighting Measures
Not considered to be a fire hazard.
Not considered an explosion hazard, but violent explosions occur when
potassium sulfate and sodium sulfate are melted with aluminum.
Fire Extinguishing Media:
Use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire.
Use protective clothing and breathing equipment appropriate for the
Handling and Storage
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area.
Protect against physical damage. Isolate from incompatible substances.
Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain
product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed
for the product.