Pittsburgh, PA 15238 . Section 7: Spill and Accident Procedures • The availability, location, and contents of an appropriate chemical spill clean-up kit must be confirmed prior to handling or beginning any work with sodium azide. MSDS Name: Sodium Azide, 0.5% w/v . Other Drain Methods Sodium azide is used extensively as an intermediate in the production of lead azide. Material Safety Data Sheet Sodium Azide, 0.5% w/v . All areas where sodium azide is stored must be labeled with a caution sign noting the presence of sodium azide and its hazards. 15.1. Sodium azide is classified as a particularly hazardous substance under the OSHA Lab Standard due to its high acute toxicity, particularly by the dermal route, and is dangerously reactive when heated. Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9300 Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification . No SOP is required if a lab has ONLY pre-made kits where sodium azide is present as a preservative at 1% concentration or less. (sodium azide) 6.1 II. Catalog Numbers: LC22940 . Synonyms: Company Identification: LabChem Inc . TOXIC LIQUID, INORGANIC, N.O.S. SECTION 15: Regulatory Information. Sodium azide (NaN3) is a colorless crystalline solid and is readily soluble in water. Sodium azide is a common preservative of samples and stock solutions in laboratories and a useful reagent in synthetic work. 200 William Pitt Way . Sodium azide is also the chief chemical used to inflate safety airbags in automobiles. Sodium Azide [CAS No. LABORATORY SAFETY GUIDELINE. [pesticide] [Note: Forms hydrazoic acid (HN 3 ) in water.] Accumulation of azide salts in plumbing has resulted in explosions. Though this is probably the easiest, least expensive form of disposal, many institutions and safety experts discourage this practice because it can constitute a safety hazard if performed improperly and because sodium azide is a known environmental pollutant. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazards. Sodium Azide (CAS # 26628-22-8): 1000 lb EPCRA RQ Sodium Azide (CAS # 26628-22-8): 500 lb TPQ (This material is a reactive solid. 26628-22-8] All users of sodium azide and sodium azide solutions should review this document. Company Phone Number: (412) 826-5230 . The biological uses of azides include inhibition of respiration, differential selection procedures for bacteria, and bacteriocidal agents in diagnostic products (5.9, 5.10). • Not listed. Azide, Azium, Sodium salt of hydrazoic acid Colorless to white, odorless, crystalline solid.