Material Safety Data Sheet
Date Printed: 11/MAY/2005
Date Updated: 10/JUN/2004
According to 91/155/EEC
1 - Product and Company Information
Product Name POTASSIUM HYDROGENTARTRATE, 99%
Product Number 243531
Company Sigma-Aldrich Pty, Ltd
Unit 2, 14 Anella Avenue
Castle Hill NSW 1765
Technical Phone # +61 2 9841 0555
Fax +61 2 9841 0500
Emergency Phone # +61 2 9841 0566
2 - Composition/Information on Ingredients
Product Name CAS # EC no Annex I
POTASSIUM BITARTRATE 868-14-4 212-769-1 None
Molecular Weight 188.18 AMU
Synonyms Acid potassium tartrate * Butanedioic acid,
2,3-dihydroxy-, (R-(R*,R*))-, monopotassium salt
(9CI) * Cream of tartar * Cremor tartari *
Faccla * Faccula * Faecla * Faecula *
Monopotassium tartrate * Potassium acid tartrate
* Potassium bitartrate * Potassium hydrogen
tartrate * Potassium tartrate * Tartar * Tartar
3 - Hazards Identification
SPECIAL INDICATION OF HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Not hazardous according to Directive 67/548/EC.
4 - First Aid Measures
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If breathing becomes difficult,
call a physician.
AFTER SKIN CONTACT
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious
amounts of water.
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.
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is
conscious. Call a physician.
5 - Fire Fighting Measures
Suitable: Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or
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.
6 - Accidental Release Measures
PROCEDURE(S) OF PERSONAL PRECAUTION(S)
Exercise appropriate precautions to minimize direct contact with
skin or eyes and prevent inhalation of dust.
METHODS FOR CLEANING UP
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid
raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material
pickup is complete.
7 - Handling and Storage
Directions for Safe Handling: Avoid inhalation. Avoid contact
with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid prolonged or repeated
Conditions of Storage: Keep tightly closed.
8 - Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
Safety shower and eye bath. Mechanical exhaust required.
GENERAL HYGIENE MEASURES
Wash thoroughly after handling.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Respiratory Protection: Wear dust mask.
Hand Protection: Protective gloves.
Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles.
9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance Physical State: Solid
Property Value At Temperature or Pressure
pH 3.4 - 3.7 20 掳C
BP/BP Range N/A
MP/MP Range > 250 掳C
Flash Point N/A
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Autoignition Temp N/A
Oxidizing Properties N/A
Explosive Properties N/A
Explosion Limits N/A
Vapor Pressure N/A
SG/Density 1.954 g/cm3
Partition Coefficient N/A
Vapor Density N/A
Saturated Vapor Conc. N/A
Evaporation Rate N/A
Bulk Density 700 - 750 kg/l
Decomposition Temp. N/A
Solvent Content N/A
Water Content N/A
Surface Tension N/A
Miscellaneous Data N/A
10 - Stability and Reactivity
Materials to Avoid: Strong oxidizing agents.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
11 - Toxicological Information
RTECS NUMBER: WW8223000
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and
toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.
ROUTE OF EXPOSURE
Skin Contact: May cause skin irritation.
Skin Absorption: May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Eye Contact: May cause eye irritation.
Inhalation: May be harmful if inhaled. Material may be
irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
Ingestion: May be harmful if swallowed.
12 - Ecological Information
No data available.
13 - Disposal Considerations
Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose
of this material. Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible
solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an
afterburner and scrubber. Observe all federal, state, and local
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14 - Transport Information
Non-hazardous for road transport.
Non-hazardous for sea transport.
Non-hazardous for air transport.
15 - Regulatory Information
Not hazardous according to Directive 67/548/EC.
COUNTRY SPECIFIC INFORMATION
SWISS POISON CLASS: 5
16 - Other Information
The above information is believed to be correct but does not
purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The
information in this document is based on the present state of our
knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to
appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any
guarantee of the properties of the product. Sigma-Aldrich Inc.,
shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or
from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice
or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale.
Copyright 2005 Sigma-Aldrich Co. License granted to make unlimited
paper copies for internal use only.
For R&D use only. Not for drug, household or other uses.
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