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CALCIUM NITRATEICSC: 1037
Calcium dinitrate
Calcium (II) nitrate
August 2003
CAS #: 10124-37-5
UN #: 1454
EC Number: 233-332-1

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances.  Risk of fire and explosion on contact with combustible substances.  NO contact with flammables.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Blue lips, fingernails and skin. Confusion. Convulsions. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered plastic containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 5.1; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from combustible substances and reducing agents. Dry. 
PACKAGING
 
CALCIUM NITRATE ICSC: 1037
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-WHITE HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance is a strong oxidant. It reacts with combustible and reducing materials. 

Formula: Ca(NO3)2
Molecular mass: 164.10
Melting point: 560°C
Density: 2.50 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 121.2  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract. Ingestion could cause effects on the blood. This may result in the formation of methaemoglobin. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
The recommendations on this Card also apply to Calcium nitrate hydrate (CAS 35054-52-5) and tetrahydrate (CAS 13477-34-4) . 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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