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CALCIUM NITRATE

ICSC: 1037

Calcium dinitrate
Calcium (II) nitrate
Ca(NO3)2
Molecular mass: 164.10
ICSC #    1037
CAS #     10124-37-5
RTECS # EW2985000
UN #        1454
August 05, 2003 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances.
NO contact with flammable substances.
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosionon contact withcombustible substances.


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Blue lips or fingernails. Blue skin. Confusion. Convulsions. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Sweep spilled substance into plastic containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
Separated from combustible and reducing substances. Dry.

UN Hazard Class: 5.1
UN Packing Group: III
ICSC: 1037 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

CALCIUM NITRATE

ICSC: 1037

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO WHITE HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts with combustible and reducing materials.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
May cause mechanical irritationtothe eyesandthe respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the blood when ingested , resulting in the formation of methaemoglobin. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Melting point: 560°C
Density: 2.50
g/cm3
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 121.2

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA


N O T E S

Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water. Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. The recommendations on this Card also apply to Calcium nitrate hydrate (CAS 35054-52-5) and tetrahydrate (CAS 13477-34-4).
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-51G02-I+II+III

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1037 CALCIUM NITRATE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.
 
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