Sodium azide (NaN3)

Substance: Sodium azide.

Also known as: Sodium trinitride Smite Azium

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Hazard information danger

Toxic cat. 1 - 3

Hazard statements

  • Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statements

  • Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
  • Wash … thoroughly after handling.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Take off contaminated clothing. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Collect spillage.
  • Store locked up.
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

Experiments with this reagent