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CALCIUM STEARATE
ICSC: 1506
Peer-Review Status: 28.11.2003 Validated
Calcium distearate
Octadecanoic acid, calcium salt
Stearic acid, calcium salt 
CAS #: 1592-23-0 RTECS #: WI3000000
EINECS #: 216-472-8
    Formula: C36H70O4.Ca
Molecular mass: 607.0

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).   
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin      
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Vacuum spilled material with specialist equipment.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces irritating fumes. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 10mg/m³ as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2003). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation. 

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

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 179°C
Density: 1.12 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 15°C: 0.004  
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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