Note: This is a typical
MSDS for Calcium Chloride. This document is provided as is and is
for information purposes only. Our supplier provides his own MSDS
for each grade together with the quote if required.
Country of Origin: China
name: Calcium Chloride
Causes irritation to skin, eyes and respiratory organs. Harmful
if inhaled or swallowed.
- Health: 1
Equipment: Goggles, Plastic apron, sleeves and boots
Storage Color Code: Orange (General)
Granular grade material does not have a significant inhalation hazard.
Inhalation of dust may cause irritation to the respiratory organs.
Symptoms: coughing and shortness of breath.
Low toxicity chemical. Ingestion causes irritation of the mucous
membranes due to heat of hydrolysis. Large amounts can cause gastrointestinal
problems, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Solid calcium chloride might cause mild skin irritation (dry skin).
Aqueous solutions or solid in contact with wet skin might cause
severe irritation or burns.
Causes mechanical abrasion or burns from heat of hydrolysis and
Exposure Limits: Not established
Chronic Exposure: No information found
Aggravation of pre-existing Conditions: No information found
First Aid Measures
Remove source of contamination or move victim to fresh air, give
artificial respiration. Give oxygen. Seek medical attention.
Rinse mouth thoroughly with water. If conscious, induce vomiting
immediately as directed by medical personnel. If conscious, give
300-500 ml of water.
Seek medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothing. Flush skin with warm running water.
Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.Seek
Immediately flush the contaminated eyes with water holding the eyelids
open. Seek medical attention
Fire Fighting Measures
considered to be a fire hazard.
considered to be an explosion hazard.
Stable under ordinary conditions. Might absorb moisture from
the air and turn into solution if kept in open containers.
Decomposition Products: When
heated to decomposition produces toxic chlorine
fumes. In the presence
of sulphuric or phosphoric acids might form hydrogen chloride.
Methyl vinyl ether, water, zinc, bromine trifluoride, mixtures
of lime and boric acid, barium chloride, and 2-furan percarboxylic
acid. Metals will corrode in aqueous calcium chloride solutions
especially aluminium (alloys) and brass.
Storage and Handling
Store in a tightly closed container in cool, dry
and ventilated area. Protect against mechanical damage. Wet calcium
chloride and concentrated solutions could corrode steel tanks. When
exposed calcium chloride will absorb moisture and form a solution.
Containers previously used to store calcium chloride may be hazardous
when empty since they contain product residues and leftovers.
Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: White or gray-white granules /
powder / flakes.
Solubility: Soluble in water, exothermic.
pH: 8 - 9 for
Boiling Point: > 1600 °C
Melting Point: 782 °C
Vapour Density (Air=1): No information found.
Vapour Pressure (mm Hg): No information found.
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1): No information found.
Based on the current available information for
Calcium Chloride anhydrous, the material will not biodegrade or
Environmental Toxicity: The LC50/96-hour values for fish are
> 100 mg/l.
Product that can not be used for recovery or recycling
should be managed by an appropriate and approved waste disposal
facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change
the waste management options. Disposal regulations may differ on
country / state / region basis. Dispose of container and unused
contents in accordance with local requirements.
IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED
with eyes, skin and clothing.
Wash thoroughly after handling.
Avoid breathing dust.
Keep container closed.
Use only with adequate ventilation.