Potassium hydroxide Reag. Ph Eur
caustic potash ; potassium hydrate ; potassium oxide hydrate
CAS :1310-58-3
Storage class :8
Water pollution class :1
Hazard / Symptom
Hazard Causes severe burns.
After contact with substance Burns of: skin , mucous membranes , eyes ( Risk of corneal clouding. )
After swallowing Burns of: oesophagus , stomach ( strong pain (risk of perforation!) ; dizziness
Protective equipments / General working measures
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection. In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
Accidental release measures / Fire-fighting measures
Person-related precautionary measures Avoid generation of dusts; do not inhale dusts.
Procedures for cleaning / absorption Carefully take up dry. Forward for disposal. Clean up affected area.
Additional notes Render harmless: neutralize with dilute sulfuric acid.
Suitable extinguishing media In adaption to materials stored in the immediate neighbourhood.
First aid
After inhalation fresh air. Summon doctor.
After skin contact wash off with plenty of water. Dab with polyethylene glycol 400. Immediately remove contaminated clothing.
After eye contact rinse out with plenty of water for at least 10 minutes with the eyelid held wide open. Immediately summon eye specialist.
After swallowing make victim drink plenty of water (if necessary several litres), avoid vomiting (risk of perforation!). Immediately summon doctor. Do not attempt to neutralize.
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