Agent Name

Sodium peroxide

CAS Number

1313-60-6

Formula

Na2-O2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Disodium dioxide; Disodium peroxide; Flocool 180; Natrium peroxydatum; Natriumsuperoxid; Sodium dioxide; Sodium oxide (Na2O2); Sodium oxide, per-; Solozone; UN1504; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Peroxides, Metal

Description

White to pale-yellow granules; [CHEMINFO MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate, catalyst, oxidizing agent, antiseptic, and bleaching agent for textiles, paper, and other products; Also used in oxygen-supply systems, water purification, ore processing, and chemical analysis; [HSDB]

Comments

Hazardous decomposition products include oxygen (increased fire hazard) and toxic oxides of sodium; Corrosive to skin, eyes, and upper respiratory tract; [CHEMINFO MSDS] Corrosive; Inhalation of high concentration can cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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