Material Safety Data Sheet

Sodium Metal



MSDS# 20850


Section 1 -Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Sodium Metal

Catalog Numbers: 61114-4540, S135-1LB, S206-1LB

Synonyms: Natrium; Sodium dry stick; Sodium dry powder.


Fisher Scientific

Company Identification: One Reagent Lane

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

For information in the US, call: 201-796-7100

Emergency Number US: 201-796-7100

CHEMTREC Phone Number, US: 800-424-9300

Section 2 -Composition, Information on Ingredients


CAS#: 7440-23-5

Chemical Name: Sodium

%: 100

EINECS#: 231-132-9


Hazard Symbols: F C







Risk Phrases: 14/15 34


Section 3 -Hazards Identification


Danger! Causes burns by all exposure routes. Contact with water or steam may cause a fire/explosion hazard. Liberates



flammable hydrogen gas. Reacts violently and/or explosively with water, steam or moisture. Target Organs: Respiratory



system, gastrointestinal system, eyes, skin, mucous membranes.

Potential Health Effects

Eye: Causes eye burns.

Skin: Causes skin burns. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.

Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. May be harmful if swallowed.

Inhalation: Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract. Inhalation may be fatal as a result of spasm, inflammation, edema


of the larynx and bronchi, chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema.

Chronic: Chronic inhalation and ingestion may cause effects similar to those of acute inhalation and ingestion.

Section 4 -First Aid Measures

Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower




eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing





contaminated clothing and shoes.

Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately. Call a poison control center.


Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If breathing is

difficult, give oxygen. Do not use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if victim ingested or inhaled the substance;




induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper



respiratory medical device.

Notes to


Section 5 -Fire Fighting Measures


As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH




(approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Reacts violently with water giving off flammable gas




which may explode. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished.

Extinguishing DO NOT USE WATER! Do NOT use CO2 or halogenated extinguishing agents. Smother with dry

Media: sand, dry clay, dry ground limestone (CaCO3), or use approved Class D extinguishers.



115 deg C ( 239.00 deg F)



Flash Point: Not applicable.

Explosion Limits:



Not available



Explosion Limits:



Not available



NFPA Rating: ; Special Hazard: -W-

Section 6 -Accidental Release Measures



Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.



Wear a self contained breathing apparatus and appropriate personal protection. (See Exposure Controls,

Personal Protection section). Avoid generating dusty conditions. Cover with sand, dry lime or soda ash and




place in a closed container for disposal. Provide ventilation. Do not expose spill to water. Do not let this

chemical enter the environment.

Section 7 -Handling and Storage

Handling: Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale.

Handle under an inert atmosphere. Do not allow contact with water. Use only in a chemical fume hood.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Flammables-area. Water free area. Store under an

inert atmosphere.

Section 8 -Exposure Controls, Personal Protection



| Chemical Name | ACGIH | NIOSH |OSHA -Final PELs|


| Sodium |none listed |none listed |none listed |



OSHA Vacated PELs: Sodium: None listed

Engineering Controls:

Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use only

under a chemical fume hood.

Exposure Limits

Personal Protective Equipment

Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face




protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.

Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.

Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.


Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a

Respirators: NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if

irritation or other symptoms are experienced.

Section 9 -Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Solid

Color: light gray -silver white

Odor: odorless



pH: Not applicable

Vapor Pressure: 1 mm Hg @ 440 deg C

Vapor Density: Not available

Evaporation Rate: Not available

Viscosity: 0.680cp @ 100C

Boiling Point: 883 deg C ( 1,621.40..F)

Freezing/Melting Point: 98 deg C ( 208.40..F)

Decomposition Temperature: Not available

Solubility in water: Reacts violently with water

Specific Gravity/Density: 0.9684 @ 20..C

Molecular Formula: Na

Molecular Weight: 22.99


Section 10 -Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Reacts violently with water.

Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation, excess heat, exposure to moist air or water.

Incompatibilities with Other Materials Water, oxidizing agents, acids.

Hazardous Decomposition Products Hydrogen gas, sodium oxide.

Hazardous Polymerization Will not occur.


Section 11 -Toxicological Information

RTECS#: CAS# 7440-23-5: VY0686000

LD50/LC50: RTECS: Not available.

Carcinogenicity: Sodium -Not listed as a carcinogen by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Other: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 -Ecological Information

Other: Do not empty into drains.

Section 13 -Disposal Considerations


Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.

Section 14 -Transport Information


Shipping Name: SODIUM

Hazard Class: 4.3

UN Number: UN1428

Packing Group: I

Canada TDG

Shipping Name: SODIUM

Hazard Class: 4.3

UN Number: UN1428

Packing Group: I


USA RQ: CAS# 7440-23-5: 10 lb final RQ; 4.54 kg final RQ

Section 15 -Regulatory Information

European/International Regulations


European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives

Hazard Symbols: F C

Risk Phrases:


R 14/15 Reacts violently with water liberating extremely flammable gases.

R 34 Causes burns.

Safety Phrases:

S 6A Keep under nitrogen.



S 8 Keep container dry.

S 43D In case of fire, use sodium carbonate or dry sand (never use water).

S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where




WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 7440-23-5: 2


CAS# 7440-23-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List

Canadian WHMIS Classifications: B6, E, F

This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations

and the MSDS contains all of the information required by those regulations.

CAS# 7440-23-5 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.

(Signer's identity unknown) Signed by Carr Rutherford <> Time: 2012.08.28 15:28:24 -04'00' Reason: Reviewed



US Federal


CAS# 7440-23-5 is listed on the TSCA



Section 16 -Other Information

MSDS Creation Date: 10/13/1998

Revision #7 Date 7/20/2009


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