International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM AZIDE ICSC: 0950
SODIUM AZIDE
Azide
Azium
NaN3
Molecular mass: 65.02
CAS # 26628-22-8
RTECS # VY8050000
ICSC # 0950
UN # 1687
EC # 011-004-00-7

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Decomposes on heating.
NO contact with acids, heavy metals.
Dry sand, special powder.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with acids and many metals (lead, brass, copper, mercury, silver).
Do NOT expose to friction or shock.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Headache. Shortness of breath. Unconsciousness. Nasal stuffiness. Blurred vision. Slowing heart beat. Fall in blood pressure.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Blisters.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Nausea. Sweating (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Sweep spilled substance into plastic containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof. Separated from acids, food and feedstuffs, metals, especially lead and its compounds.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T+ symbol
    R: 28-32
    S: (1/2-)28-45
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0950 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    SODIUM AZIDE ICSC: 0950

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS COLOURLESS HEXAGONAL CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    May explode on heating above melting point, especially on rapid heating , causing fire and explosion hazard. The solution in water is a weak base. Reacts with copper, lead, silver, mercury and carbon disulfide to form particularly shock-sensitive compounds. Reacts with acids, forming toxic and explosive hydrogen azide.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as (ceiling values)): 0.11 ppm as hydrazoic acid vapour ppm; 0.29 mg/m3 as sodium azide (ACGIH 1996).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Exposure slightly above OEL could cause effects on the nervous system.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Decomposes below melting point at 275C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.8475
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 17C: 41.7
    Solubility in water: good (41.7 g/100 ml water at 17C)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    The occupational exposure limit value should not be exceeded during any part of the working exposure. Smite is a trade name.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G12b
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0950 SODIUM AZIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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