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CALCIUM POLYSULFIDE
ICSC: 1038
Peer-Review Status: 20.04.2005 Validated
 
CAS #: 1344-81-6 RTECS #: EW4155000
EC #: 016-005-00-6
EINECS #: 215-709-2
    Formula: CaSx

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. See Notes.  NO contact with acids. NO open flames.  Use dry powder, dry sand. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   STRICT HYGIENE!   
Inhalation Sore throat. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Laboured breathing. Unconciousness.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. No mouth-to-mouth artificial respiration. Administration of oxygen may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Burning sensation. Abdominal cramps. Nausea. Diarrhoea. Vomiting. Shock or collapse.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. NO mouth-to-mouth artificial respiration. Administration of oxygen may be needed. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xi, N; R: 31-36/37/38-50; S: (2)-28-61 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from acids and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
ORANGE LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR OF ROTTEN EGGS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on contact with acids. This produces highly toxic and flammable hydrogen sulfide. Attacks metals. The solution in water is a medium strong base. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. The substance may cause effects on the cellular respiration. This may result in convulsions and unconsciousness. Exposure could cause death. Medical observation is indicated. See Notes. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Relative density (water = 1): 1.28
Solubility in water: miscible 
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
This substance forms hydrogen sulfide in stomach.
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature.
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately.
Lime sulfur is a trade name. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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