Potassium dithionite or potassium hydrosulfite; [ChemIDplus] Potassium hydrosulphite; [ERG] Dipotassium dithionite; [CAMEO] Dithionous acid, dipotassium salt; [HSDB] UN1929
Light yellow solid; [CAMEO]
Used to make dyes and other chemicals; [CAMEO]
Highly flammable; A strong reducing agent that reacts with water and air; [CAMEO] See "Sodium hydrosulfite."
Not TIH in land-based spills, but TiH substance released when spilled in water; [ERG 2016]
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: