Sodium Hydroxide

CAS RN: 1310-73-2

NFPA Hazard Classification

Sodium Hydroxide

Flammability: 0
Health: 3Instability: 1
Special: None

Health: 3 (Serious)
Materials that, on short exposure, could cause serious temporary or residual injury, including those requiring protection from all bodily contact. Fire fighters may enter the area only if they are protected from all contact with the material. Full protective clothing, including self-contained breathing apparatus, coat, pants, gloves, boots, and bands around legs, arms, and waist, should be provided. No skin surface should be exposed.

Flammability: 0 (Minimal)
This degree includes any material that will not burn under typical fire conditions.

Instability: 1 (Slight)
This degree includes materials that are normally stable, but that may become unstable at elevated temperatures and pressures and materials that will react with water with some release of energy, but not violently. Fires involving these materials should be approached with caution.

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