POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, PELLETS, 99.99%, SEMICONDUCTOR GRADE (NO BULK SALES ALLOWED)
Synonym:
  Synonyms * Caustic potash * Hydroxyde de potassium (French) * Kaliumhydroxid (German) * Kaliumhydroxyde (Dutch) * LYE * Potassa * Potasse caustique (French) * Potassio (idrossido di) (Italian) * Potassium hydrate * Potassium hydroxide (ACGIH) * Potassium (hydroxyde de) (French)
CAS Number : 1310-58-3
HAZARD (GHS)
EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Toxic if swallowed / cause sever skin burn and eye damage / Cause serious eye damage / Cause damage to organ (respiratory system) / May be fatal if swallowed and enter airways
ENGINEERING CONTROLS
     Safety shower and eye bath.  Use only in a chemical fume hood.
GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES
     Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.  Discard contaminated shoes.  Wash thoroughly after handling.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
     Respiratory Protection:  Government approved respirator.
     Hand Protection:  Compatible chemical-resistant gloves.
     Eye Protection:  Chemical safety goggles.
HANDLING
     Directions for Safe Handling:  Do not breathe dust.  Do not get in eyes, on skin, on clothing.  Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure.
STORAGE
     Conditions of Storage:  Keep tightly closed.  Store in a cool dry place.
     Incompatible Materials:  Absorbs carbon dioxide from air.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
     Air sensitive.  Very hygroscopic.

FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

FIRST-AID MEASURES

PERSONAL PRECAUTION PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED IN CASE OF LEAK OR SPILL
     Evacuate area.
PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S)
     Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves.
METHODS FOR CLEANING UP
     Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal.  Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
     Suitable:  Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam.
     Unsuitable:  Do not use water.
SPECIAL RISKS
     Specific Hazard(s):  Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
SPECIAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR FIREFIGHTERS
     Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
CONDITIONS OF FLAMMABILITY
     May react with metals, releasing flammable hydrogen gas.
AFTER INHALATION
     If inhaled, remove to fresh air.  If not breathing give artificial respiration.  If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
AFTER SKIN CONTACT
     In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.  Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.  Call a physician.
AFTER EYE CONTACT
     In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.  Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers.  Call a physician.
AFTER INGESTION
     If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious.  Call a physician immediately.  Do not induce vomiting.
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Reference: Sigma-Aldrich Pte Ltd #08-01 Citilink Warehouse Singapore 118529 Singapore, Catalog #306568

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