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Sodium oxide is used in chemical manufacturing, ceramics and glasses. Ethylbenzene dehydrogenation and carbon dioxide shift-reaction occurs using a sodium oxide/alumina catalyst. It is employed as catalyzing gasification of CO2 on carbon.
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Hazard Statements: H271-H314-H335
May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P220-P221-P260-P264b-P271-P280-P283-P301+P330+P331-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P306+P360-P310-P353-P363-P370+P378q-P371+P380+P375-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials. Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Wear fire/flame resistant/retardant clothing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF ON CLOTHING: Rinse immediately contaminated clothing and skin with plenty of water before removing clothes. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse skin with water/shower. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam In case of major fire and large quantities: Evacuate area. Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant