Muriatic Acid (General Use)
- Product Information
- Hazard Information
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Need Muriatic Acid for General Use?
- We supply muriatic acid for general use in 2.5L and 25L containers, as well as 1,000L IBC
- Discounts are available for bulk orders over 4 items
- This is our most popular muriatic acid product, but we can also supply for different uses (laboratory and analytical) and different concentrations (from 0.01M to 30%, for example)
- Contact us for further information
How is muriatic acid synthesised?
This colourless acid with a strong irritating smell can be used in many industrial applications. It’s been known to alchemists since the 15th century, when it was called “spirits of salt” because it was produced from green vitriol (sulphuric acid) and rock salt (sodium chloride).
It was used by many scientists throughout the ages, but its industrial production didn’t start until the Industrial Revolution. Today it’s still a popular compound used, for example, in the manufacture of PVC plastic and polyurethane.
Currently, muriatic acid is prepared by mixing hydrogen chloride in water. As hydrogen chloride can be obtained in many different ways, typically the production of muriatic acid is associated with the production of other chemicals.
Commercial solutions are usually sold with a maximum 38% HCl concentration. Higher values are possible, but require special storage and handling facilities (including low pressure and temperature) to limit evaporation. You can find further information about storage needs, and other safety issues, in the MSDS which is available to download from our website.
If you need any assistance, a member of staff will be glad to help you before, during and after your purchase to ensure our products meet your needs. We also offer free technical advice. In addition to muriatic acid, we have a wide range of products, from test kits and pharmaceutical chemicals, to speciality products and bespoke solutions. All our products come with 100% quality guarantee and are usually shipped within 24 hours.
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|406||4||1206S||Maximum Limits of Impurities||0||0||0||21/08/2018||Barbara||30/06/2004||0||20/08/2018|
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|BulkCode||Hazard Statement Code||Description|
|1206||H314||Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.|
|1206||H290||May be corrosive to metals.|
|1206||H335||May cause respiratory irritation.|
|BulkCode||Precautionary Statement Code||Description|
|1206||P260||Do not breathe vapour/ spray.|
|1206||P280||Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.|
|1206||P305+P351+P338||IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.|
|1206||P501||Dispose of contents/ container in accordance with local regulations.|
|1206||P310||Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor.|
|1206||P271||Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.|
|ADR/RID Shipping Name||HYDROCHLORIC ACID|
|ADR/RID Shipping Class||8|
|ADR/RID Packing Group||II|
The following files are available to download:
|Product ID||Product||post_status||Bulk||Download SDS File|
|3477||Muriatic Acid (General Use)||publish||1206||https://www.chemicals.co.uk/uploads/documents/44 - 1206 - SDS11757.pdf|