Agent Name

Sodium sulfate

CAS Number

7757-82-6

Formula

H2-O4-S.2Na

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Bisodium sulfate; Dibasic sodium sulfate; Disodium monosulfate; Disodium sulfate; Disodium sulphate; Kemsol; Natriumsulfat (German); Salt cake; Sodium sulfate (2:1); Sodium sulfate (Na2SO4); Sodium sulfate anhydrous; Sulfuric acid sodium salt (1:2); Sulfuric acid disodium salt; [ChemIDplus] The decahydrate form is called Glauber's salt; [CHEMINFO]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

White, hygroscopic solid; Available forms are anhydrous (7757-82-6) and decahydrate (7727-73-3); [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

It is produced from mineral deposits and may contain the following contaminants: dichromate (less than 0.2%), sodium sulfite, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, magnesium sulfate, lithium carbonate, lithium sulfate, ferric oxide, cupric chloride, sodium hydrogen sulfate, sodium thiosulfate, and boric acid; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

May cause gastrointestinal disturbance if ingested; [ICSC] Nonirritating to skin and mucous membranes; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 1623 deg F (decomposes); Soluble in water; VP = extremely low; [CHEMINFO]

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