Agent Name

Polystyrene sulfonic acid

CAS Number

28210-41-5

Formula

(C8-H8-O3-S)x-

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

4-Ethenylbenzenesulfonic acid homopolymer; Polystyrene sulfonate; Tolevamer; Benzenesulfonic acid, 4-ethenyl-, homopolymer; [ChemIDplus] Poly(styrene sulfonic acid); [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN2586

Category

Polymers

Description

30% Aqueous solution: Amber liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

"Ca salt is potassium absorbing resin administered orally for treatment of hyperkalemia." [ChemIDplus] 30% Aqueous solution: Contains 5% sulfuric acid (CAS# 7664-93-9); Causes burns; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Aryl sulfonic acids, liquid, with not more than 5% free Sulfuric acid."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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