Soda Ash (all grades)

CAS#: 497-19-8

Synonyms: Soda, calcined; sodium carbonate, anhydrous; soda ash, light; soda ash, dense

Uses: Glass manufacture, chemicals, pulp and paper manufacture, sodium compounds, soaps and detergents, water treatment, aluminum production, textile processing, cleaning preparations, petroleum refining, sealing ponds from leakage (sodium ions bind to clay particles, which swell to seal leaks), catalyst in coal liquefaction.

Hazard: Skin, eye, digestive tract, and respiratory tract irritant; can produce target organ damage with repeated or prolonged exposure.