Tripotassium citrate

  • Potassium citrate
  • Kaliksir
  • Porekal
  • Tripotassium citrate monohydrate
  • Seltz K
Formula
K3C6H5O7
Structure
Description
White crystals, granules, or powder. Odorless.
Uses
Medication.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
866-84-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
212-755-5
RTECS
GE8255000
Merck
12,7785
Beilstein/Gmelin
3767710
Beilstein Reference
2-03-00-00359
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7578
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H5O7.3K
Formula mass
306.40
Solubility in water
1.5 kg/L

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry location in a tightly closed container. Protect from physical damage.
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Wear resistant gloves such as: neoprene, Wear normal work clothing covering arms and legs.
Respirators
If overexposure has been determined or documented, a NIOSH/MSHA jointly approved air supplied respirator is advised in absence of proper environmental control. OSHA regulations also permit other NIOSH/MSHA respirators under specified conditions.
Small spills/leaks
Small Spill - Sweep up material for disposal or recovery. Large Spill - Shovel material into containers. Thoroughly sweep area of spill to clean up any residual material.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in the positive pressure demand mode with appropriate turn-out gear and chemical resistant personal protective equipment. Extinguish fire with water fon, carbon dioxide, dry chemical.
Fire potential
Material, even residue, can ignite explosively.
Combustion products
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Health
0
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
Signs and symptoms of exposure to this material through breathing, swallowing, and/or passage of the material through the skin may include: stomach or intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) irritation (nose, throat, airways).
   Ingestion
Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts may be harmful. This material can get into the lungs during swallowing or vomiting. This results in lung inflammation and other lung injury.
   Inhalation
May cause irritation.
   Skin
May cause mild skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness and burning of skin.
   Eyes
May cause mild eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, and redness.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.