Potassium dichromate solution 0.35 M (K2Cr2O7)

Substance: potassium dichromate.

Also known as: potassium dichromate(VI) potassium bichromate bichromate of potash dipotassium dichromate dichromic acid, dipotassium salt chromic acid, dipotassium salt

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Hazard information danger

Corrosive cat. 1
Toxic cat. 1 - 3

Hazard statements

  • May intensify fire; oxidizer
  • Toxic if swallowed
  • Harmful in contact with skin
  • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
  • May cause an allergic skin reaction
  • Fatal if inhaled
  • May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled
  • May cause genetic defects
  • May cause cancer
  • May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child
  • Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
  • Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statements

  • Obtain special instructions before use.
  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.

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