Agent Name

Sodium perchlorate

CAS Number

7601-89-0

Formula

Cl-O4.Na

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Natriumperchloraat [Dutch]; Natriumperchlorat [German]; Perchlorate de sodium [French]; Sodio (perclorato di) [Italian]; Sodium (perchlorate de) [French]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Perchlorates

Description

White crystals or powder; Deliquescent; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used in explosives, jet fuel, and life support systems to generate oxygen; Used as an analytical reagent and chemical intermediate for other perchlorates; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

Concentrated solutions are probably not irritating to the skin; May induce methemoglobinemia after ingestion; [CHEMINFO] See "PERCHLORATES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.07E-16 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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