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It serves as an aprotic "solvent" for alkali metals, the sodium solution is a strong reducing agent.
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Crown ether suited to complexing lithium ions.
Hazard Statements: H330-H315-H319-H361
Fatal if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P320-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. 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. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.