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Tetrasodium pyrophosphate

EC / List no.: 231-767-1

CAS no.: 7722-88-5

Mol. formula: H4O7P2.4Na

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Danger! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance is harmful if swallowed and causes serious eye damage.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 1 000 to < 10 000 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, water softeners, cosmetics and personal care products, coating products and fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in the production of articles and in processing aids at industrial sites.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material), fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys), leather (e.g. gloves, shoes, purses, furniture), paper (e.g. tissues, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, wallpaper), wood (e.g. floors, furniture, toys) and plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, water softeners and cosmetics and personal care products.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, agriculture, forestry and fishing, building & construction work and municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: metals, fabricated metal products, chemicals, pulp, paper and paper products, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement) and machinery and vehicles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and in the production of articles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, water softeners and polymers.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in the production of articles, in processing aids at industrial sites and as processing aid.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, water softeners and polymers.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment and mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, metals, fabricated metal products, machinery and vehicles and textile, leather or fur.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles and as processing aid.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

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