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Calcium Hypochlorite

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

Ca(OCl)2

MDL Number:

MFCD00010900

EC No.:

231-908-7

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Calcium Hypochlorite Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula CaCl2O2
Molecular Weight 142.98
Appearance Beige Powder
Melting Point 100°C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 2.35 g/cm3
Exact Mass 141.890126
Monoisotopic Mass 141.890126

Calcium Hypochlorite Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H272-H302-H314-H400
Hazard Codes O,C,N
Risk Codes 26-36/37/39-45-61
Safety Statements N/A
RTECS Number NH3485000
Transport Information UN 1748 5.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 01/19/2019
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Calcium Hypochlorite

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. CA-OCL-02 , CA-OCL-03 , CA-OCL-04 , CA-OCL-05

CAS #: 7778-54-3

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
GHS03 Flame over circle
Ox. Sol. 2
H272 May intensify fire; oxidizer.
GHS05 Corrosion
Skin Corr. 1B H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
GHS07
Acute Tox. 4 H302 Harmful if swallowed.
Hazards not otherwise classified
No data available
GHS label elements
GHS label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard pictograms
GHS03
GHS05
GHS07
Signal word
Danger
Hazard statements
H272 May intensify fire; oxidizer.
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary statements
P221
Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles.
P210
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking.
P303+P361+P353 If on skin (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P405
Store locked up.
P501
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
WHMIS classification
C - Oxidizing materials
D2B - Toxic material causing other toxic effects
E - Corrosive material
Classification system
HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)
(Hazardous Materials Identification System)
Health (acute effects) = 3
Flammability = 0
Physical Hazard = 3
Other hazards
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT:
N/A
vPvB:
N/A

Flame Over Circle - GHS03 Corrosion - GHS05 Exclamation Mark - GHS07

SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Substances
CAS No. / Substance Name:
7778-54-3 Calcium hypochlorite
Identification number(s):
EC number:
231-908-7
Index number:
017-012-00-7


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
General information
Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
If inhaled:
Supply patient with fresh air. If not breathing, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of skin contact:
Immediately wash with soap and water; rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of eye contact:
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Consult a physician.
If swallowed:
Seek medical treatment.
Information for doctor
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Causes severe skin burns.
Causes serious eye damage.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing agents
In case of fire, use sand, carbon dioxide
or powdered extinguishing agent. Never use water.
For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents
Water
Halocarbon extinguisher
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
This substance is an oxidizer and its heat of reaction with reducing agents
or combustibles may cause ignition.
If this product is involved in a fire, the following can be released:
Calcium oxide
Hydrogen chloride (HCl)
Advice for firefighters
Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained respirator.
Wear fully protective impervious suit.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Mount respiratory protective device.
Use personal protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Ensure adequate ventilation
Environmental precautions:
Do not allow product to enter drains, sewage systems, or other water courses.
Methods and materials for containment and cleanup:
Use neutralizing agent.
Dispose of contaminated material as waste according to section 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Prevention of secondary hazards:
Acts as an oxidizing agent on organic materials such as wood, paper and fats
Keep away from combustible material.
Reference to other sections
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling
Precautions for safe handling
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in
tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
Information about protection against explosions and fires:
Substance/product can reduce
the ignition temperature of
flammable substances.
This substance is an oxidizer and it
s heat of reaction with reducing agents
or combustibles may cause ignition.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility:
Store away from flammable substances.
Store away from reducing agents.
Do not store with organic materials.
Store away from metal powders.
Do not store together with acids.
Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions
in well-sealed containers.
Specific end use(s)
No data available


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.
Control parameters
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
The product does not contain any relevant quantities of materials with critical values
that should be monitored at the workplace.
Additional information:
No data
Exposure controls
Personal protective equipment
Follow typical protective and hygienic practices for handling chemicals.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
Maintain an ergonomically appropriate working environment.
Breathing equipment:
Use suitable respirator when hIgh concentrations are present.
Recommended filter device for short term use:
Use a respirator with type P100 (USA) or P3 (EN 143) cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. Risk assessment should be performed to determine if air-
purifying respirators are appropriate. Only use equipment tested and approved under appropriate government standards.
Protection of hands:
Impervious gloves
Inspect gloves prior to use.
Suitability of gloves should be determined both by material and quality, the latter of which may vary by manufacturer.
Material of gloves
Nitrile rubber, NBR
Penetration time of glove material (in minutes)
480
Glove thickness
0.11 mm
Eye protection:
Tightly sealed goggles
Full face protection
Body protection:
Protective work clothing.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance:
Form:
Powder or granules
Color:
White to pale brown
Odor:
Like chlorine
Odor threshold:
No data available.
pH (10 g/l) at 25 °C (77 °F):
11.5
Melting point/Melting range:
100 °C (212 °F)
Boiling point/Boiling range:
No data available
Sublimation temperature / start:
No data available
Flammability (solid, gas)
Contact with combustible material may cause fire.
Ignition temperature:
No data available
Decomposition temperature:
No data available
Autoignition:
No data available.
Danger of explosion:
No data available.
Explosion limits:
Lower:
No data available
Upper:
No data available
Vapor pressure:
N/A
Density at 20 °C (68 °F):
2.35 g/cm³ (19.611 lbs/gal)
Relative density
No data available.
Vapor density
N/A
Evaporation rate
N/A
Solubility in / Miscibility with
Water at 20 °C (68 °F):
217 g/l
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water):
No data available.
Viscosity:
Dynamic:
N/A
Kinematic:
N/A
Other information
No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity
May intensify fire; oxidizer.
Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Reacts with reducing agents
Reacts with flammable substances
Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.
Conditions to avoid
No data available
Incompatible materials:
Flammable substances
Reducing agents
Acids
Organic materials
Metal powders
Hazardous decomposition products:
Calcium oxide
Hydrogen chloride (HCl)


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity:
Harmful if swallowed.
Swallowing will lead to a strong corrosive effect on mouth and throat and to the danger of perforation of esophagus and stomach.
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains acute toxicity data for this substance.
LD/LC50 values that are relevant for classification:
Oral LD50 850 mg/kg (rat)
Skin irritation or corrosion:
Causes severe skin burns.
Eye irritation or corrosion:
Causes serious eye damage.
Sensitization:
No sensitizing effects known.
Germ cell mutagenicity:
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains mutation data for this substance.
Carcinogenicity:
IARC-3: Not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans.
Reproductive toxicity:
No effects known.
Specific target organ system toxicity - repeated exposure:
No effects known.
Specific target organ system toxicity - single exposure:
No effects known.
Aspiration hazard:
No effects known.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
No effects known.
Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
Aquatic toxicity:
No data available
Persistence and degradability
No data available
Bioaccumulative potential
No data available
Mobility in soil
No data available
Ecotoxical effects:
Remark:
Very toxic for aquatic organisms
Additional ecological information:
Do not allow product to reach groundwater, water courses, or sewage systems.
Danger to drinking water if even small quantities leak into the ground.
Also poisonous for fish and plankton in water bodies.
Avoid transfer into the environment.
Very toxic for aquatic organisms
Rinse off of bigger amounts into drains or the aquatic environment may lead to increased pHs. A high pH harms aquatic organisms. In the dilution of the use-level the pH is considerably reduced, so that after the use of the product the aqueous waste, emptied into drains, is only low water-dangerous.
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT:
N/A
vPvB:
N/A
Other adverse effects
No data available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Recommendation
Consult official regulations to ensure proper disposal.
Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation:
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN-Number
DOT
UN2208
IMDG, IATA
UN1748
UN proper shipping name
DOT
RQ Calcium hypochlorite mixtures, dry
IMDG, IATA
CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE, DRY
Transport hazard class(es)
DOT
Class
5.1 Oxidising substances.
Label
5.1
Class
5.1 (O2) Oxidizing substances
Label
5.1
IMDG, IATA
Class
5.1 Oxidising substances.
Label
5.1
Packing group
DOT, IMDG, IATA
II
Environmental hazards:
Environmentally hazardous substance, solid
Special precautions for user
Warning: Oxidizing substances
EMS Number:
F-H,S-Q
Segregation groups
Hypochlorites
Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code
N/A
Transport/Additional information:
DOT
Hazardous substance:
10 lbs, 4.54 kg
Marine Pollutant (DOT):
No
UN "Model Regulation":
UN1748, Calcium hypochlorite mixtures dry, 5.1, II


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
GHS GHS label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard pictograms
GHS03
GHS05
GHS07
Signal word
Danger
Hazard statements
H272 May intensify fire; oxidizer.
H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary statements
P221
Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles.
P210
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking.
P303+P361+P353 If on skin (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse c
autiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P405
Store locked up.
P501
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
National regulations
All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory.
All components of this product are listed on the Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL).
SARA Section 313 (specific toxic chemical listings)
Substance is not listed.
California Proposition 65
Prop 65 - Chemicals known to cause cancer
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, female
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, male
Substance is not listed.
Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.
Other regulations, limitations and prohibitive regulations
Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) according to the REACH Regulations (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Substance is not listed.
The conditions of restrictions according to Article 67 and Annex XVII of the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) for the manufacturing, placing on the market and use must be observed.
Substance is not listed.
Annex XIV of the REACH Regulations (requiring Authorisation for use)
Substance is not listed.
Chemical safety assessment:
A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out.


SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION

Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2018 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Calcium Hypochlorite

Calcium Hypochlorite is generally immediately available in most volumes, including bulk quantities. American Elements can produce materials to custom specifications by request, in addition to custom compositions for commercial and research applications and new proprietary technologies. American Elements also casts any of the rare earth metals and most other advanced materials into rod, bar or plate form, as well as numerous other machined shapes and in the form of solutions and organometallic compounds. Ultra high purity and high purity forms also include metal powder, submicron powder and nanomaterials, targets for thin film deposition, and pellets for chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and physical vapor deposition (PVD) applications. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available, as is additional research, technical and safety (MSDS) data. Please contact us for information on lead time and pricing above.

Calcium Hypochlorite Synonyms

Calcium dihypochlorite; Calcium oxychloride; Chlorinated lime; Calcium hypochloride; Hypochlorous acid, calcium salt; calcium oxy-chloride

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Ca(OCl)2
MDL Number MFCD00010900
EC No. 231-908-7
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
Pubchem CID 24504
IUPAC Name calcium; dihypochlorite
SMILES [O-]Cl.[O-]Cl.[Ca+2]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Ca.2ClO/c;2*1-2/q+2;2*-1
InchI Key ZKQDCIXGCQPQNV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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