POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE solution

UN Number: 1813

Also known as: CAUSTIC POTASH
Information on chemical

Information on chemical

External resources

CAMEO Chemical Database
WISER Substance List

Description

UN number 1813

Physical chemical data

Physical State (20°C) Solid
Density (kg/m3)
2040 [Kg/m³] at a temperature of 20°C
Molar mass (g/mol) 56.11
Boiling Point (°C) 1320
Melting Point (°C) 410

Behaviour at sea

Additional data

Colour colourless, white
Odour odourless

Transportation data

Transport mode Bulk,Packaged
Package group II
State solid
Temperature (°C) ambient
Pressure (Pa) ambient

Reactivity data

Water No
Acid(s) No
Base(s) No
Metal(s) and alloys Yes
Oxidizing agents No
Reducing agents No
Combustibles No
Organic substance No

GESAMP Hazard profile

Human toxicity threshold

TLV-TWA 0.8
TEEL-1 (mg/m3) 0.3
TEEL-3 (mg/m3) 125

Ecotoxicity

Incident reports

Incident reports

No incident reports available

Emergency Response Guidebook

Emergency Response Guidebook

Guide number: 154

See the guide or download the emergency response guidebook

At sea emergency guide

At sea emergency guide

Emergency schedule: 8-06

CORROSIVE SUBSTANCES, NON-COMBUSTIBLE.

Emergency procedures

Spillage on deck

Use of water on substance may cause violent reaction. Wash overboard with copious quantities of water from as far away as practicable.

Spillage under deck

Collect spillage, where practicable, using inert absorbent material for liquids, for safe disposal.

Fire on deck

If possible remove receptacles likely to be involved or keep them cool with water.

Fire under deck

Adopt action as for "On deck".

Special equipment to be carried

Protective clothing (gloves, boots, coveralls, headgear).
Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Inert absorbent material (e.g. diatomaceous earth)
Spray nozzles.

Remarks by UN no.

• ALUMINIUM BROMIDE, ANHYDROUS (UN No. 1725)
• ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE, ANHYDROUS (UN No. 1726)
• HYDROGENDIFLUORIDES, N.O.S. (UN No. 1740)
• DIFLUOROPHOSPHORIC ACID, ANHYDROUS (UN No. 1768)
• FLUOROBORIC ACID (UN No. 1775)
• FLUOROPHOSPHORIC ACID, ANHYDROUS (UN No. 1776)
• FLUOROSILICIC ACID (UN No. 1778)
• HEXAFLUOROPHOSPHORIC ACID (UN No. 1782)
• SULPHUR TRIOXIDE, INHIBITED (UN No. 1829)
• SULPHURIC ACID, FUMING (UN No. 1831)
• ZINC CHLORIDE, ANHYDROUS (UN No. 2331)
• VANADIUM TRICHLORIDE (UN No. 2475)
• ZIRCONIUM TETRACHLORIDE (UN No. 2503)
• CYANURIC CHLORIDE (UN No. 2670)
• AMMONIA SOLUTION (UN No. 2672), with more than 10% but not more than 35%
ammonia, by mass.
• PHOSPHORUS PENTABROMIDE (UN No. 2691)
Turn ship off-wind.

Decision trees

Decision trees

No decision trees available

No additional data

last modified 2020-12-14T09:02:53+00:00