International Chemical Safety Cards

CALCIUM POLYSULFIDE ICSC: 1038
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
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ICSC #    1038
CAS #     1344-81-6
RTECS # EW4155000
EC #         016-005-00-6
April 20, 2005 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. See Notes.
NO contact with acid(s). NO open flames.
Dry powder. Dry sand.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION Sore throat. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Laboured breathing. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. No mouth-to-mouth artificial respiration. Administer oxygen by trained personnel. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Burning sensation. Abdominal cramps. Nausea. Diarrhoea. Vomiting. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. No mouth-to-mouth artificial respiration. Administer oxygen by trained personnel. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from acids, food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.

Xi symbol
N symbol
R: 31-36/37/38-50
S: 2-28-61
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1038 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.

International Chemical Safety Cards

CALCIUM POLYSULFIDE ICSC: 1038
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ORANGE LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR OF ROTTEN EGGS.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on contact with acids producing highly toxic and flammable hydrogen sulfide. Attacks metal. The solution in water is a medium strong base.

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


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

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract . Corrosive on ingestion. The substance may cause effects on the cellular respiration , resulting in convulsions and unconsciousness . Exposure may result in death. Medical observation is indicated. See Notes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Relative density (water = 1): 1.28
Solubility in water:
miscible
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
This substance forms hydrogen sulfide in stomach. Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature. Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately. Lime sulfur is a trade name.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1038 CALCIUM POLYSULFIDE
(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.