Agent Name

Sodium perchlorate monohydrate

CAS Number

7791-07-3

Formula

Cl-O4.Na.H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Perchloric acid, sodium salt, monohydrate; [ChemIDplus] UN1502

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] White highly hygroscopic crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in the explosives industry; Also used as an electrolyte, oxidimetric standard, and thyroid inhibitor; [Merck Index]

Comments

A strong oxidizer that may cause fire or explosion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Sodium perchlorate." See "PERCHLORATES."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Sodium perchlorate."

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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