MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Last changed: 2003-04-10
Calcium chloride 75-95 %
1. IDENTIFICATION OF SUBSTANCE AND COMPANY
Trade name Calcium chloride 75-95 %
Synonyms Calcium chloride, dihydrate; Calcium (II) chloride; ; Calcium chloride; Klorkalcium; Kalcium (II)
Application Dust binding, oil exploration, dehumidifying and other areas of application.
Chemical formula CaCl2
EC No. 017-013-00-2
Index No. 233-140-8
Producer/importer Kemira Kemi AB – Chemical Solutions, Inc.
Address P O Box 902 – P. O. Box 675
Postal code SE-253 73 HELSINGBORG – Franklin, MA 02038-0675
Country Sweden – United States
Telephone +46-42-17 10 00 – 508-520-3900
Fax +46-42-17 17 80 – 508-520-7861
Emergency number +46-8-33 70 43 (ERC) – 1-800-424-9300
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
No Ingredient name EC No. CAS-No. Conc. (wt%) Classification
1 calcium chloride 233-140-8 10043-52-4 75-95 % Xi,36
Legend: T+=Very toxic, T=Toxic, C=Corrosive, Xn=Harmful, Xi=Irritant, E=Explosive, O=Oxidizing, F+=Extremely flammable, F=Highly
flammable, N=Dangerous for the environment
The Material Safety Data Sheet is applicable for flakes, granules and powder. In section 16, at subheading List of
relevant R-phrases, the full text of the R-phrase/-es in the table above is/are noted.
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Spillage causes risk of slipperiness.
The product may act drying on mucous membranes. The product may act as an irritant in the eyes.
The product increases the hardness of water.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Bring the patient to fresh air and safety. Eye washing facilities should be available at workplace.
Wash the skin with water and soap. Contact a doctor if skin irritation appears.
Rinse immediately the eyes with plenty of water for at least 5 minutes and with the eye lids wide apart. Carefully
remove ev contact lenses. Use if possible lukewarm water and a soft water jet. Contact a doctor if irritation occurs.
Drink plenty of water. Induce vomiting. Contact a doctor if major amounts have been swallowed.
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
The product does not burn. Use extinguishing media appropriate to the surrounding fire.
IMPROPER EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR FIRE FIGHTERS
Fire-fighting tunic and filtermask.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Use personal protective equipment as per section 8.
Prevent release to ground, air or to water or drain by a retaining dike or by covering the spillage with inorganic
(inert) material, e. g. sand, gravel or equivalent. If possible, stop leakage. If the product contaminates sea, lakes or
drains, inform appropriate authorities in accordance with local regulations.
METHODS FOR CLEANING UP
Major spillage is carefully collected mechanically and put in a separate, resistant container for later disposal. Minor
spill and small remainings can be flushed down the drain together with plenty of water.
Spillage may cause slipperiness.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Avoid formation of dust and that the product gets in contact with the skin.
Store in properly sealed original packagings. Store the product under dry conditions and away from moisture.
The product is hygroscopic. The product emits heat when dissolved in water.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROL / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Ensure proper ventilation, especially in confined areas.
Use a breathing apparatus (half mask) with filter P2 when working at insufficient ventilation.
Use protective glasses at dusty handling.
Use protective gloves of PVC or neoprene. Penetration time 4-8 h.
Do not use gloves of leather or cotton.
Normal protective clothing is sufficient.
Wash contaminated clothes before reuse. The Threshold Limit Value/-s (TLV)-value in the table above is/are valid
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Physical State: Flakes. Granules. Powder.
Melting point/range: 772°C Density:
Expl. limit LEL-UEL%: – Solubility in water: 745 g/l (20°C)
Vapor pressure: insignificant Saturation conc.: –
Decomposition temp.: >1600°C Rel dens. sat. air (air=1): –
pH solution: 9-10.5 i 10 % water solution Boiling point/range: >1600°C
Flash point: – pH concentrate: –
Molar weight: 111 Viscosity: –
Ignition temp.: – Odour threshold value: –
Rel.vap.dens.(air=1): – Rel evap. velocity,: –
Air reactive: – Water reactive: –
Bulkdensity g/cm3 ca 0.75-1.0
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
The product is stable at normal handling.
CONDITIONS / MATERIALS TO AVOID
Calcium chloride reacts violently with a mixture of boron oxide (B2O3) and calcium oxide (CaO). A violent
polymerization occurs if calcium chloride is mixed with methyl vinyl ether. Calcium chloride reacts violently with
bromine trifluoride (BrF3).
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute oral toxicity LD50 = 1000 mg/kg kanin
Acute dermal toxicity LD50 = 2630 mg/kg råtta
Acute toxicity by inhalation – –
OTHER TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION / LOCAL EFFECTS
Acute oral toxicity is determined in accordance with OECD Guide-line 401.
Skin irritation rabbit: not irritating according to OECD Guide-line 404.
Eye irritation rabbit: irritating according to OECD Guide-line 405.
The information about oral acute toxicity and irritations refers to dry product.
Dust/fume/gas irritates mucous membranes and the respiratory organs.
The product may act irritating on the skin. Prolonged contact with skin may cause red spots, smarting pain or
The product may act irritating to the eyes.
Consumption of the product may cause nausea and irritation to mouth, throat and the digestive system.
The product is not considered mutagenic. Ames’s test on Salmonella typhimurium was negative.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Soluble in water and mobile.
The product is not biodegradable (inorganic product).
The product does not bioaccumulate in the aquatic environment.
LC50/96h fathead minnow: 4630 mg/l.
LC50/48h Daphnia: 2770 mg/l.
LC50/120h Nitzschia linearia: 3130 mg/l.
The product is not acute toxic for water organisms. Information about ecotoxicity refers to dry product.
The product increases the water hardness.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
DIRECTIONS FOR DISPOSAL OF MATERIAL / CONTAINER
Does not constitute a hazardous waste. Contact when needed local authorities for information if spill or waste not
can be recycled.Properly emtied packagings can be recycled. See also section 6 – Accidental release measures!
Relevant EWC-code depends on the use of the product.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Classified as Dangerous Goods: Yes No N/A
Custom’s Tarif No: 28 27 20 00.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
R36 – Irritating to eyes.
S22 – Do not breath dust.
S24 – Avoid contact with the skin.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
Edition: 0304/ver03 (revised).
Replaces: edition 0106/ver02.
The latest revisions are indicated with a checked box at each section.
LIST OF RELEVANT R-PHRASES
Nr. R-Phrase text
R36 Irritating to eyes.
Version Rev. date Responsible Changes
1.0.0 1994-11-24 Kemira Kemi AB
2.0.0 2001-06-08 Kemira Kemi AB, IC. Totally revised MSDS. Reg no EL. 01.124.
2.0.0 2003-04-10 Kemira Kemi AB, CCproducts.
MSDS chaged due to changed Swedish legislation.