Safety Data Sheet

Calcium Carbonate

Product Identification

Synonyms : Calcite, Aragonite, Limestone.
Molecular Weight: 100.09
Chemical Formula : CaCO3
Product : Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (Coated and Uncoated)
Grades : Limcal L, M & H /TC-202, 104, 302 & 303 / Dical S & C.

Hazards Identification

CAUTION! MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT, NUISANCE DUST

Health Rating : None
Flammability Rating : None
Reactivity Rating : None
Contact Rating : Slight
Protective Equip : APPRON

Potential Health Effects

Inhalation : Excessive concentrations of a nuisance dust may cause nuisance condition such as coughing, sneezing and nasal irritation
Ingestion : Non- toxic.
Skin Contact : Not expected to be a health hazard from skin exposure
Eye Contact : No information found, but presumed to cause mechincal irritation.
Aggravation of Pre-existing Condition : No information found.

First Aid Measures

Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention for any breathing difficulty.
Ingestion : If large amount were swallowed give water to drink and get medical advice
Skin Contact : Wash exposed area with soap and water. Get medical advice if irritation develops
Eye Contact : Wash thoroughly with running water. get medical advice if irritation.

Fire Fighting Measures

Fire : Not considered to be a fire hazard.
Explosion: 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.

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. Vacumming or wet sweeping may be used to avoid dust dispersal.

Handling and Storage:

Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, ventilated area. protect against physical damage. 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.

Expouser controls/ Personal protection :

Skin Protection : Gloves and lab coat, apron and coveralls.
Eye Protection : safety googles.

Physical and Chemical Properties:

Appearance : Fine, white powder.
Odor : Odorless
Solubility : 0.001 gm in 100 ml water, soluble in dilute acids.
Density : 2.7 – 2.95
pH : 9 – 11.
% Volatiles by volume @ 21 C (70 F) : 0
Boiling Point : N/A
Melting point : 825 C

Stability and Reactivity:

Stability : Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomposition Products : When heated to decomposition (825 C) emits calcium oxide fumes and liberates carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization : Will not occur.
Incompatibilities : Acids, fluorine, magnesium with hydrogen.
Conditions to Avoid : Heat incompatibles

Ecological information :

Environmental fate : No Information Found.
Environmental Toxicity : No information Found.

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