Agent Name

Sodium oxalate

CAS Number

62-76-0

Formula

C2-O4.2Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ethanedioic acid, disodium salt; Ethanedioic acid, sodium salt (1:2); Disodium oxalate; Natriumoxalat [German]; Oxalic acid, disodium salt; Stavelan sodny [Czech]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White odorless solid; [Merck Index] Hygroscopic solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used for finishing textiles, tanning and finishing leather, standardizing potassium permanganate solutions, and in titrimetry; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes diarrhea, changes in renal tubules, and abnormal renal function tests in acute oral studies of rats; [RTECS] Symptoms from ingestion overexposure may include burning pain in the throat, esophagus, and stomach, vomiting, weak irregular pulse, hypotension, cardiovascular collapse, muscle cramps, tetany, convulsions, coma, and kidney injury; [Merck Index] A skin and eye irritant; [CHRIS] May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; Targets the kidney, nerves, blood, and eyes; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Oxalic acid."

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