Agent Name

Potassium hydride

CAS Number

7693-26-7

Formula

H-K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

UN1409

Category

Metal Hydrides

Description

Powder in suspension; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used for condensations and alkylations of organic chemicals; [Hawley]

Comments

Commercial product is suspension in 60-70% petroleum distillates (CAS# 64742-53-6); Flammable; Reacts violently with water evolving hydrogen gas; Causes burns; Inhalation can cause corrosive effects on the upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Metal hydrides, water-reactive, n.o.s." HMIS value for commercial product (see Comments).

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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