Soda lime′s ability is to absorb carbon dioxide, makes it valuable in medical and surgical procedures. It is also used as a powerful drying agent, or desiccant, in commercial and industrial usage. It is also useful for the construction of gas masks. It plays an essential role for the measurement of soil carbon dioxide efflux upon absorption. It is also useful for direct measurement of dissolved carbon dioxide.
Soluble in water.
Air sensitive and hygroscopic. Incompatible with acids, water, fluorine, chloroform and trichloroethylene. It is a noncombustible material. Generates heat on hydrolysis.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
GHS P Statement
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: SODA LIME
TSCA : TSCA