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CALCIUM NITRATE ICSC: 1037
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

Calcium dinitrate
Calcium (II) nitrate
CAS # 10124-37-5 Ca(NO3)2
RTECS # EW2985000 Molecular mass: 164.10
UN # 1454
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances.
NO contact with flammable substances.
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with combustible substances.


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin
Protective gloves.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
Eyes Redness.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Blue lips or fingernails. Blue skin. Confusion. Convulsions. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into plastic containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 5.1
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-51G02-I+II+III
Separated from combustible and reducing substances. Dry.
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 NITRATE ICSC: 1037
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO WHITE HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts with combustible and reducing materials.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established. MAK not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the blood when ingested, resulting in the formation of methaemoglobin. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 560C
Density: 2.50 g/cm^3
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 121.2
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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) .
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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
See Also:
        Calcium nitrate (PIM 962)