CAS #:

Linear Formula:

K2S4O6

MDL Number:

MFCD00079233

EC No.:

237-702-3

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Potassium Tetrathionate
K-TTH-01-P
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Potassium Tetrathionate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula K2O6S4
Molecular Weight 302.45
Appearance White to beige powder
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 2.96 g/cm3
Bulk Density 770 kg/m3
Solubility in H2O 232 g/L
Storage Temperature 2-8 °C
Exact Mass 301.785 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 301.785 g/mol

Potassium Tetrathionate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
RTECS Number XF6450000
Harmonized Tariff Code 2842.90
Transport Information NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 3

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 12/06/2021
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Potassium Tetrathionate

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. K-TTH-01-P

CAS #: 13932-13-3

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture
Not a hazardous substance or mixture.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Not a hazardous substance or mixture.
Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS - none


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Substances
Formula : K2O6S4
Molecular weight : 302.45 g/mol
CAS-No. : 13932-13-3
EC-No. : 237-702-3


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
If inhaled
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
In case of skin contact
Wash off with soap and plenty of water.
In case of eye contact
Flush eyes with water as a precaution.
If swallowed
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section
2.) and/or in section 11
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Sulphur oxides, Potassium oxides
Advice for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Further information
No data available


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas.
For personal protection see section 8.
Environmental precautions
No special environmental precautions required.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Reference to other sections
For disposal see section 13.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for safe handling
Further processing of solid materials may result in the formation of combustible dusts. The
potential for combustible dust formation should be taken into consideration before
additional processing occurs.
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
For precautions see section 2.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Recommended storage temperature 2 - 8 °C
Storage class (TRGS 510): 13: Non Combustible Solids
Specific end use(s)
Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1 no other specific uses are stipulated


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Control parameters
Components with workplace control parameters
Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.
Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls
General industrial hygiene practice.
Personal protective equipment
Eye/face protection
Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate
government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin protection
Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove
removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact
with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with
applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.
Body Protection
Choose body protection in relation to its type, to the concentration and amount of
dangerous substances, and to the specific work-place., The type of protective
equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the
dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory protection
Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection from nuisance levels of
dusts are desired, use type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) dust masks. Use
respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government
standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
Control of environmental exposure
No special environmental precautions required.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Information on basic physical and chemical properties
a) Appearance Form: crystalline
Colour: beige
b) Odour No data available
c) Odour Threshold No data available
d) pH No data available
e) Melting point/freezing point
No data available
f) Initial boiling point and boiling range
No data available
g) Flash point ()Not applicable
h) Evaporation rate No data available
i) Flammability (solid, gas)
No data available
j) Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
No data available
k) Vapour pressure No data available
l) Vapour density No data available
m) Relative density 2.96 g/mL at 25 °C (77 °F)
n) Water solubility No data available
o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition temperature
No data available
r) Viscosity No data available
s) Explosive properties No data available
t) Oxidizing properties No data available
Other safety information
No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity
No data available
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
No data available
Conditions to avoid
No data available
Incompatible materials
Strong oxidizing agents
Hazardous decomposition products
Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - Sulphur oxides,
Potassium oxides
Other decomposition products - No data available
In the event of fire: see section 5


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity
No data available
Inhalation: No data available
Dermal: No data available
No data available
Skin corrosion/irritation
No data available
Serious eye damage/eye irritation
No data available
Respiratory or skin sensitisation
No data available
Germ cell mutagenicity
No data available
Carcinogenicity
IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
NTP: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
identified as a known or anticipated carcinogen by NTP.
OSHA: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
on OSHA’s list of regulated carcinogens.
Reproductive toxicity
No data available
No data available
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
No data available
Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure
No data available
Aspiration hazard
No data available
Additional Information
RTECS: XF6450000
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not
been thoroughly investigated.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
No data available
Persistence and degradability
No data available
Bioaccumulative potential
No data available
Mobility in soil
No data available
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not
conducted
Other adverse effects
No data available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Product
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.
Contaminated packaging
Dispose of as unused product.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT (US)
Not dangerous goods
IMDG
Not dangerous goods
IATA
Not dangerous goods


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

SARA 302 Components
No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III,
Section 302.
SARA 313 Components
This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that
exceed the threshold (De Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section
313.
SARA 311/312 Hazards
No SARA Hazards
Massachusetts Right To Know Components
No components are subject to the Massachusetts Right to Know Act.
Pennsylvania Right To Know Components
Potassium tetrathionate CAS-No.
13932-13-3
Revision Date
New Jersey Right To Know Components
Potassium tetrathionate CAS-No.
13932-13-3
Revision Date
California Prop. 65 Components
This product does not contain any chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or any other reproductive harm."


SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION

Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2021 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Potassium Tetrathionate

Potassium Tetrathionate is generally immediately available in most volumes. American Elements manufactures materials to many standard grades when applicable including Mil Spec (military grade), ACS, Reagent and Technical Grades; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grades, Optical, Semiconductor, and Electronics Grades, and follows applicable USP, EP/BP, and ASTM testing standards. Most materials can be produced in high and ultra high purity forms (99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999%, and higher). Standard and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (SDS) information is available. Please request a quote above to receive pricing information based on your specifications.

Potassium Tetrathionate Synonyms

Dipotassium tetrathionate, Tetrathionic acid dipotassium salt, UNII-8X6V5C8FZ9, KOSO2SSSO3K

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula K2S4O6
MDL Number MFCD00079233
EC No. 237-702-3
Pubchem CID 61701
SMILES [O-]S(=O)(=O)SSS(=O)(=O)[O-].[K+].[K+]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2K.H2O6S4/c;;1-9(2,3)7-8-10(4,5)6/h;;(H,1,2,3)(H,4,5,6)/q2*+1;/p-2
InchI Key UVTKHPSJNFFIDG-UHFFFAOYSA-L

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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