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MSDS Number: C0360 --- Effective Date: 12/08/96

1. Product Identification

Synonyms: calcium dichloride; calcium chloride anhydrous
CAS No.: 10043-52-4
Molecular Weight: 110.98
Chemical Formula: CaCl2
Product Codes: 1313

2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

  Ingredient                                CAS No         Percent   Hazardous                                       
  ---------------------------------------   ------------   -------   ---------        
  Calcium Chloride                          10043-52-4     94 - 96%     Yes                                                                 
  Sodium Chloride                           7647-14-5       1 - 2%      No                                                                 
  Potassium Chloride                        7447-40-7       2 - 3%      No                                                                 
  Strontium Chloride                        10476-85-4     0 ca.  1%    No                                                                   

3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

J.T. Baker SAF-T-DATA(tm) Ratings (Provided here for your convenience)
Health Rating: 1 - Slight
Flammability Rating: 0 - None
Reactivity Rating: 0 - None
Contact Rating: 2 - Moderate
Lab Protective Equip: GOGGLES; LAB COAT
Storage Color Code: Orange (General Storage)

Potential Health Effects

Granular material does not pose a significant inhalation hazard, but inhalation of dust may cause irritation to the respiratory tract, with symptoms of coughing and shortness of breath.

Low toxicity material but ingestion may cause serious irritation of the mucous membrane due to heat of hydrolysis. Large amounts can cause gastrointestinal upset, vomiting, abdominal pain.

Skin Contact:
Solid may cause mild irritation on dry skin; strong solutions or solid in contact with moist skin may cause severe irritation, even burns.

Eye Contact:
Hazard may be either mechanical abrasion or, more serious, burns from heat of hydrolysis and chloride irritation.

Chronic Exposure:
No information found.

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
No information found.

4. First Aid Measures

Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.

Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention.

Skin Contact:
Wipe off excess material from skin then immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse.

Eye Contact:
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention immediately.

Note to Physician:
Oral ingestion may cause serum acidosis.

5. Fire Fighting Measures

Not considered to be a fire hazard.

Not considered to be an explosion hazard.

Fire Extinguishing Media:
Use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire.

Special Information:
In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode. At high temperatures or when moistened under fire conditions, calcium chloride may produce toxic or irritating fumes.

6. Accidental Release Measures

Ventilate area of leak or spill. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section 8. Spills: Sweep up and containerize for reclamation or disposal. Vacuuming or wet sweeping may be used to avoid dust dispersal. Small amounts of residue may be flushed to sewer with plenty of water.

7. Handling and Storage

Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Moist calcium chloride and concentrated solutions can corrode steel. When exposed to the atmosphere, calcium chloride will absorb water and form a solution. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.

8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Airborne Exposure Limits:
None established.

Ventilation System:
A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures as low as possible. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.

Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved):
For conditions of use where exposure to the dust or mist is apparent, a half-face dust/mist respirator may be worn. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-face positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.

Skin Protection:
Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering clothing.

Eye Protection:
Use chemical safety goggles and/or full face shield where dusting or splashing of solutions is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.

Other Control Measures:
Maintain good housekeeping in work area. Dust deposits on floors and other surfaces may pick up moisture and cause the surfaces to become slippery and present safety hazards.

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

White pellets.


Freely soluble in water, exothermic.


8 - 9 Aqueous solution

% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F):

Boiling Point:
> 1600C (> 2912F)

Melting Point:
772C (1422F)

Vapor Density (Air=1):
No information found.

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg):
No information found.

Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1):
No information found.

10. Stability and Reactivity

Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage. Substance will pick up moisture from the air and go into solution if exposed in open containers.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Emits toxic chlorine fumes when heated to decomposition. May form hydrogen chloride in presence of sulfuric or phosphoric acids or with water at elevated temperatures.

Hazardous Polymerization:
Will not occur.

Methyl vinyl ether, water, zinc, bromine trifluoride, mixtures of lime and boric acid, barium chloride, and 2-furan percarboxylic acid. Metals will slowly corrode in aqueous calcium chloride solutions. Aluminum (and alloys) and yellow brass will be attacked by calcium chloride.

Conditions to Avoid:

11. Toxicological Information

For calcium chloride anhydrous: oral rat LD50: 1000 mg/kg; investigated as a mutagen, tumorigen. Sodium Chloride : Oral rat LD50: 3000 mg/kg. Standard Draize, rabbit, eye: 100mg/24hr moderate irritant. Investigated as a mutagen and reproductive effector. Potassium chloride: Oral rat LD50: 3020mg/kg. Irritation Eye rabbit: 500 mg/24 hr, severe. Mutation references cited For strontium chloride: Oral rat LD50: 2250mg/kg. Mutation references cited

  --------\Cancer Lists\------------------------------------------------------
                                         ---NTP Carcinogen---
  Ingredient                             Known    Anticipated    IARC Category
  ------------------------------------   -----    -----------    -------------
  Calcium Chloride (10043-52-4)           No          No            None
  Strontium Chloride (10476-85-4)         No          No            None
  Potassium Chloride (7447-40-7)          No          No            None
  Sodium Chloride (7647-14-5)             No          No            None

12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate:
Based on available information for Calcium Chloride anhydrous, this material will not biodegrade or bioaccumulate.

Environmental Toxicity:
The LC50/96-hour values for fish are over 100 mg/l.

13. Disposal Considerations

Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.

14. Transport Information

Not regulated.

15. Regulatory Information

  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 1\---------------------------------
  Ingredient                                       TSCA  EC   Japan  Australia
  -----------------------------------------------  ----  ---  -----  ---------
  Calcium Chloride (10043-52-4)                     Yes  Yes   Yes      Yes                                      
  Strontium Chloride (10476-85-4)                   Yes  Yes   Yes      Yes                                      
  Potassium Chloride (7447-40-7)                    Yes  Yes   Yes      Yes                                      
  Sodium Chloride (7647-14-5)                       Yes  Yes   Yes      Yes                                      
  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 2\---------------------------------
  Ingredient                                       Korea  DSL   NDSL  Phil.
  -----------------------------------------------  -----  ---   ----  -----
  Calcium Chloride (10043-52-4)                     Yes   Yes   No     Yes                             
  Strontium Chloride (10476-85-4)                   Yes   Yes   No     Yes                             
  Potassium Chloride (7447-40-7)                    Yes   Yes   No     Yes                             
  Sodium Chloride (7647-14-5)                       Yes   Yes   No     Yes                             
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 1\----------------
                                             -SARA 302-    ------SARA 313------
  Ingredient                                 RQ    TPQ     List  Chemical Catg.
  -----------------------------------------  ---   -----   ----  --------------
  Calcium Chloride (10043-52-4)              No    No      No         No
  Strontium Chloride (10476-85-4)            No    No      No         No
  Potassium Chloride (7447-40-7)             No    No      No         No
  Sodium Chloride (7647-14-5)                No    No      No         No
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 2\----------------
                                                        -RCRA-    -TSCA-
  Ingredient                                 CERCLA     261.33     8(d) 
  -----------------------------------------  ------     ------    ------
  Calcium Chloride (10043-52-4)              No         No         No                   
  Strontium Chloride (10476-85-4)            No         No         No                   
  Potassium Chloride (7447-40-7)             No         No         No                   
  Sodium Chloride (7647-14-5)                No         No         No                   
Chemical Weapons Convention:  No     TSCA 12(b):  No     CDTA:  No
SARA 311/312:  Acute: Yes      Chronic: No   Fire: No  Pressure: No
Reactivity: No          (Mixture / Solid)

Australian Hazchem Code: No information found.
Poison Schedule: No information found.

This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR.

16. Other Information

NFPA Ratings: Health: 1 Flammability: 0 Reactivity: 1

Label Hazard Warning:

Label Precautions:
Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid breathing dust. Keep container closed. Use only with adequate ventilation.

Label First Aid:
If swallowed, induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. In case of contact, wipe off excess material from skin then immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. In all cases, get medical attention.

Product Use:
Laboratory Reagent.

Revision Information:
Mixture. New 16 section MSDS format, all sections have been revised.

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