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CALCIUM FORMATEICSC: 1634
June 2006
CAS #: 544-17-2Calcium diformate
Formic acid, Ca salt
EINECS #: 208-863-7

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.  Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.      In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants and strong acids. 
PACKAGING
 
CALCIUM FORMATE ICSC: 1634
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE-TO-YELLOW CRYSTALS OR CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces flammable hydrogen and irritating fumes (calcium oxalate, carbonate and oxide). Reacts with strong acids and strong oxidants. 

Formula: C2H2CaO4 / Ca(HCO2)2
Molecular mass: 130.1
Decomposes at >800°C
Density (bulk): 1150 kg/m³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 16
Auto-ignition temperature: 475°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -2.47  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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