International Chemical Safety Cards

CALCIUM ICSC: 1192
CALCIUM
Elemental Calcium
Ca
Atomic mass: 40.1
CAS # 7440-70-2
RTECS # EV8040000
ICSC # 1192
UN # 1401; 1855 (calcium pyrophoric)
EC # 020-001-00-X
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but forms flammable gas on contact with water or damp air. Highly flammable when finely divided. Forms flammable gas on contact with water or damp air. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. NO contact with water and incompatible substances (see Chemical Dangers).
Special powder, dry sand, NO other agents. NO water.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with water and incompatible substances (see Chemical Dangers).

In case of fire: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water but avoid contact of the substance with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION

  • Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Remove all ignition sources. Sweep spilled substance into containers. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof. Separated from incompatible substances (see Chemical Dangers). Dry. Keep under inert gas. Keep under petroleum oil.
    Airtight. Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
    F symbol
    R: 15
    S: (2-)8-24/25-43
    UN Hazard Class: 4.3; 4.2 (calcium pyrophoric)
    UN Packing Group: II; I (calcium pyrophoric)
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1192 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    CALCIUM ICSC: 1192

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    LUSTROUS SILVER WHITE METAL (WHEN FRESHLY CUT); TURNS BLUISH GREY ON EXPOSURE TO MOIST AIR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    Ignites in air when finely divided.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with water, alcohol diluted acids with evolution of highly flammable hydrogen gas. Reacts with halogens. Burns in air. Contact with alkali hydroxides or carbonates may cause detonation.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


    INHALATION RISK:


    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 1440C
    Melting point: 850C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.54
    Solubility in water: reaction
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water, foam, halons and carbon dioxide. Do NOT take working clothes home.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-43G12; 42G13 (pyrophoric)
    NFPA Code: H1; F1; R2; NO WATER
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1192 CALCIUM
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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