Safety First: Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate SDS

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  • Product Namely: Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate.
  • Signal Sign: Danger!

HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

  • It may fuel a fire; an oxidizer.
  • Keep heat, sparking, open flames, & hot surfaces at a distance.
  • Perhaps dangerous if swallowed.
  • It may irritate the skin.
  • It may seriously irritate the eyes.
  • It may irritate the respiratory tract.
  • Do not smoke while handling this stuff.

COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

  • Name of Component: Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate.
  • CAS Number: 13477-34-4.
  • Formula: Ca(NO3)2.4H2O
  • Formula/Molar Weight: 236.16
  • Synonyms: Calcium Nitrate, Lime nitrate, Nitrocalcite, Nitrocalcium tetrahydrate.

FIRST-AID MEASURES

  • If you feel unwell, contact a doctor.
  • If inhaled: Remove the victim to fresh air & keep them at rest in a breathing-friendly position.
  • If in the eyes: Carefully rinse for a few minutes(20 minutes) with water. If contact lenses are present & simply possible to remove, do so. Rinsing continues.
  • If swallowed: first clean your mouth & go to the doctor.
  • If you feel skin irritation then go to the doctor.

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

  • It is advised to assemble the items in a mound (don’t sweep).
  • Put it in an appropriate container before throwing away.
  • Ventilate the area.
  • After the material has been picked up, clean the spill scene.

HANDLING & STORAGE

  • Keep alongside amides, nitrates, nitrites, and azides.
  • Store in a dry, cold environment. Deliquescent.
  • Keep in a chemical safety bag/container in a cold, dry location.
  • Keep & store away from flammable items & garments.
  • Take all necessary measures to prevent combining with combustibles.
  • Keep the container closed when not in use.

EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION

  • Wear safety gear, including gloves, clothes, & eye protection.
  • After handling, carefully wash your hands.

PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

  • Appearance: It is moist, colourless crystals.
  • Smell: Odorless.
  • Melting point: 45°C
  • Specific gravity: 1.82 g/cm3.
  • pH: 5.5 – 7.0 (H₂O).
  • Bulk Density: 1000 kg/m3.
  • Solubility: It is soluble in Alcohol, acetone, and water.

STABILITY & REACTIVITY

  • Stay away from organic substances, powerful reducing agents, & acids.
  • Shelf Life: Good to low, deliquescent shelf life.

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

  • Acute effects: It is an irritant.
  • Chronic effects: N/A.
  • Target organs: Blood and the central nervous system are the target organs.
  • LD50 for ORL-RAT: 3900 mg/kg.
  • LC50 for IHL-RAT: N/A.
  • LD50 for SKN-RBT: N/A.

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

  • No Info.

DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Dispose of in accordance with local, state, & federal rules or laws.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

  • Name of shipment: Nitrate of Calcium. Class of hazard: 5.1. UN1454 is the UN number.

REGULATORY INFORMATION

  • RCRA code D001, TSCA listing (233-332-1), and EINECS listing.

OTHER INFORMATION

This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is intended as a guide & is based on data & tests that are likely to be reliable. I don’t guarantee the data’s correctness or completeness & I’m not responsible for any resulting losses. The information is only being provided for your review, research, & verification. I DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE, OR EXPENSE RESULTING FROM OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE, OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT FOR THE FOREGOING AND OTHER REASONS.
Lime nitrate
Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate

CONCLUSION

Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate is a hazardous substance & should be handled with extreme caution. It is highly corrosive & can cause skin and eye irritation. It is toxic if swallowed & may cause respiratory, skin & eye irritation. The use of personal protective equipment & proper ventilation is recommended when handling this substance.

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