Potassium sodium alloys

  • Sodium potassium alloys
Not applicable
Generic DOT (UN) entry.

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Hazards and Protection.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
ELIMINATE all ignition sources and prevent contact. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Use water spray to reduce vapors or divert vapor cloud drift. Avoid allowing water runoff to contact spilled material. However DO NOT GET WATER on spilled substance or inside containers. Cover with DRY earth, DRY sand, or other non-combustible material followed with plastic sheet to minimize spreading or contact with rain. For powers, cover with plastic sheet or tarp to minimize spreading and keep powder dry. DO NOT CLEAN-UP OR DISPOSE OF, EXCEPT UNDER SUPERVISION OF A SPECIALIST.

Fire fighting
DO NOT USE WATER OR FOAM. Small Fire: Dry chemical, soda ash, lime or sand. Large Fires: DRY sand, dry chemical, soda ash or lime or withdraw from area and let fire burn.
Fire potential
Produce flammable gases on contact with water.
May ignite on contact with water or moist air. Some react vigorously or explosively on contact with water. May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished. May be transported in highly flammable liquids.
Combustion products
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Exposure effects
Inhalation or contact with vapors, substance, or decomposition products may cause severe injury or death.
See inhalation.
See Inhalation.

First aid
Seek medical assistance.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, wipe from skin immediately. Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

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