Safety Data Sheet

SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Printed: 09/16/2021
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Calcium Sulfite

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. CA-SIT-01

CAS #: 10257-55-3

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

Supplier details:
American Elements
10884 Weyburn Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: +1 310-208-0551
Fax: +1 310-208-0351

Emergency telephone number:
Domestic, North America: +1 800-424-9300
International: +1 703-527-3887


SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Statement of Hazard: Irritant, Respiratory irritant
Acute Health Hazard: Irritant to eyes, skin, mucous membranes and respiratory system.
May be harmful by ingestion, skin absorption and inhalation.
Chronic Health Hazard: Not Available
HMIS Rating: H: 0 F: 0 P: 0
NFPA Rating: H: 0 F: 0 R: 0
To the best of our knowledge, the toxicological properties of this chemical have not been
thoroughly investigated. Use appropriate procedures and precautions to prevent or minimize
exposure.
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS):
Acute toxicity, dermal (Category 4), H312
Acute toxicity, inhalation (Category 4), H332
Acute toxicity, oral (Category 4), H302
Serious eye damage/eye irritation (Category 2A), H319
Skin corrosion/irritation (Category 2), H315
Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Respiratory tract irritation (Category 3), H335
Pictogram:

Exclamation Mark - GHS07

Signal Word: Warning
Hazard Statement(s): H302 Harmful if swallowed.
H312 Harmful in contact with skin.
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H332 Harmful if inhaled.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statement(s): P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face
protection.
P301+P312 IF SWALLOWED: call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician
IF you feel unwell.
P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: wash with plenty of soap and water.
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and Keep at rest in
a position comfortable for breathing.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several
minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue
rinsing.
P332+P313 IF SKIN irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Chemical Name: Calcium sulfite
CAS Number: 10257-55-3
EINECS Number: 233-596-8


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Eye Contact: Flush eyes with large amounts of water for fifteen minutes. Separate
eyelids with fingers. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Skin Contact: Wash skin with soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical
attention.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention.
Inhalation: Move to a fresh air environment. Contact a physician if breathing
becomes difficult.


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Flash Point (ºC): Not Available
Explosion Limits: Not Available
Auto Ignition
Temperature (ºC):
Not Available
Extinguishing Media: Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, alcohol-resistant foam, or water
spray
Protective Equipment: Wear self-contained respirator and fully protective impervious suit.
Specific Hazards: May emit hazardous fumes under fire conditions.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Protection: Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots and gloves,
and disposable coveralls. Dispose of coveralls after use. Remove from
ignition sources if safe to do so. Follow emergency response plan and
contact proper authorities if needed.
Keep unprotected persons away.
Environmental Protection: Keep spills out of sewers and bodies of water. Dike and contain the spill
with inert material. Absorb on sand, vermiculite or diatomite. Transfer
material to a container for disposal or recovery. Ventilate area and wash
spill site after material pickup is complete.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling and Storage: Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist or gas. Avoid contact with skin and
eyes. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure. Use only in a chemical
fume hood. Open and handle container with care. Keep ignition sources
away.
Store in a tightly closed container in a dry, well-ventilated place.
Sensitivities: Not Available
Storage Temperature (ºC): 15 to 30


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Engineering Controls: Use product in a well ventilated area or under a fume hood. Use proper
lab equipment while handling this product. Keep away from
incompatible materials for possible risk of hazardous reaction.
Eye Protection: Wear appropriate protective eyeglass or chemical safety goggles. Make
sure that there is an eyewash station in your vicinity.
Skin Protection: Wear impervious gloves and protective clothing.
Respiratory Protection: Use a NIOSH approved respirator when exposure limits are exceeded or
if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.
Exposure Limits: Country Source Type Value
USA ACGIH TWA Not Available
USA OSHA STEL Not Available
USA OSHA PEL Not Available


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance: White powder
Odor: Not Available
Odor Threshold: Not Available
Flash Point (ºC): Not Available
Auto Ignition
Temperature (ºC):
Not Available
UEL % by Volume: Not Available
LEL % by Volume: Not Available
Melting Point (ºC): Not Available
Boiling Point (ºC): Not Available
Evaporation Rate: Not Available
pH Value: Not Available
Density (g/cm³): Not Available
Refractive Index (n²ºD): Not Available
Viscosity: Not Available
Solubility in Water: Not Available
Solubility in Other: Not Available
Vapor Pressure (mmHg): Not Available
Vapor Density (Air=1): Not Available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibility: Strong oxidizing agents
Reactivity: Product may react with incompatible materials to release other
hazardous substances.
Conditions to Avoid: Heat, flame, sparks, other ignition sources.
Hazardous
Decomposition Products:
Calcium oxides, Sulfur oxides


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

RTECS Reference: Not Available
Target Organs: Not Available
Toxicity Data: Not Available
Carcinogenicity: National Toxicology Program (NTP) listed:
Not Available
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) listed: Not
Available
Potential Symptoms: Not Available


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity: Not Available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service. Dispose in a manner consistent with
federal, state and local environmental regulations.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT Shipping Name: Not D.O.T.-Regulated
IMDG Shipping Name: Not Regulated
Marine Pollutant: No
IATA Shipping Name: Not Regulated


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

United States
Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) listed: Yes
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 302) listed: No
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 311/312) listed: No
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA 313) listed: No
European Union
European Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (EINECS): 233-596-8
Canada
Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL) listed: No
Canadian Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL) listed: Yes