Agent Name

Sodium bisulfate

CAS Number

7681-38-1

Formula

H-O4-S.Na

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

BIF; Bisulfate of soda; Fanal; GBS; Monosodium hydrogen sulfate; Monosodium sulfate; Niter cake; Nitre cake; Sodium acid sulfate; Sodium bisulfate; Sodium bisulfate, fused; Sodium bisulfate, solid(DOT); Sodium hydrogen sulfate; Sodium hydrogen sulfate (NaHSO4); Sodium hydrogen sulfate, solid (DOT); Sodium hydrosulfate; Sodium pyrosulfate; Sodium sulfate, NaHSO4; Sulfuric acid, monosodium salt; WC-00; WC-Klosettreiniger; WC-Perfect; WC-Super; [ChemIDplus] UN2837

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

White crystals dissolved in water; [CAMEO] Hygroscopic crystals; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a bactericide and disinfectant; [ChemIDplus] Used to pickle metals, carbonize wool, bleach leather, and manufacture magnesia cements; [Merck Index]

Comments

Corrosive to metals and tissues; Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, or skin contact; [CAMEO] Aqueous solutions are strong acids; [Merck Index] Harmful if swallowed; Do not inhale dust or aerosol; may cause acute lung edema if inhaled; [MSDSonline] Based on animal studies, not a skin irritant; [CHEMINFO]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Melting point equals 315 deg C; [CHEMINFO]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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