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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Formic acid, calcium salt

RTECS #

LQ5600000

CAS #

544-17-2

Updated

January 2010

Molecular Weight

130.12

Molecular Formula

C2H2O4·Ca

Synonyms

Calcium diformate
Calcium formate
Calcoform
Calform
Mravencan vapenaty (Czech)

Skin and Eye Irritation and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
eye /rabbit 100 mg/24H moderate28ZPAK -,9,1972

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
intravenous/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 154 mg/kgHPV246 -,-,2001
oral/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 1920 mg/kgZERNAL 9,332,1969
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 2560 mg/kgGastrointestinal: Ulceration or bleeding from stomach

Gastrointestinal: Ulceration or bleeding from small intestine
HPV246 -,-,2001
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 2650 mg/kg28ZPAK -,9,1972

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
oral/cattle lowest published toxic dose: 3 mL/kg/2D- intermittentGastrointestinal: Alteration in gastric secretion

Gastrointestinal: Necrotic changes

Blood: Hemorrhage
NEZTAF 48,24,2000

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 82118; Number of Industries 5; Total Number of Facilities 1045; Number of Occupations 7; Total Number of Employees Exposed 14875; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 96
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 82118; Number of Industries 2; Total Number of Facilities 28; Number of Occupations 14; Total Number of Employees Exposed 1554

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
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