Chemical Safety Data: Sodium fluoride….it’s TOXIC!!!

Chemical Safety Data: Sodium fluoride

Hazard: toxic 

Common synonyms   
Formula  NaF 
Physical properties  Form: white crystalline powder
Stability: Stable, but hydrolyzes in water
Melting point: 980 C
Boiling point: 1700 C
Specific gravity: 2.73
Water solubility: 4.22 g/100 g water at 18C
Principal hazards  *** Sodium fluoride is toxic by all routes – the lethal dose may be as low as 4g.
*** In the presence of acids sodium fluoride generates hydrogen fluoride, HF, which is very toxic and a systemic poison.
*** Skin contact with sodium fluoride may cause burns.
Safe handling  Wear safety glasses, use gloves and a lab coat. Work in a well ventilated area. You should use this chemical only after appropriate instruction from a competent chemist.  
Emergency  Eye contact: Immediately flush the eye with water. Call for medical help.
Skin contact: Wash off with soap and water. If the skin appears red or damaged, seek medical help.
If swallowed: Ingestion of sodium fluoride should be treated as a medical emergency. Call for immediate medical help.
Disposal  Store for later disposal as solid waste – do not flush down a sink.  
Protective equipment  Safety glasses, gloves, lab coat.  
Further information  Sodium fluoride
Chemicals in the HSci database
More extensive safety data

Link to the Oxford HSci web site
We have tried to make this information as accurate and useful as possible, but can take no responsibility for its use, misuse, or accuracy. We have not verified this information, and cannot guarantee that it is up-to-date.
Oxford, April 8, 2005

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