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CALCIUM STEARATE ICSC: 1506
Date of Peer Review: November 2003

Calcium distearate
Octadecanoic acid, calcium salt
Stearic acid, calcium salt
CAS # 1592-23-0 C36H70O4.Ca
RTECS # WI3000000 Molecular mass: 607.0
UN #
EC #
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.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).

EXPOSURE


Inhalation Cough.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin


Eyes Redness.
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.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Vacuum spilled material. (Extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles.)
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE


IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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CALCIUM STEARATE ICSC: 1506
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE POWDER

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing irritating fumes.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as stearate) 10 mg/m as TWA; A4; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK not established.
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.

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

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999