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CALCIUM FORMATE
ICSC: 1634
Peer-Review Status: 04.06.2006 Validated
Calcium diformate
Formic acid, Ca salt 
CAS #: 544-17-2 RTECS #: LQ5600000
EINECS #: 208-863-7
    Formula: C2H2CaO4 / Ca(HCO2)2
Molecular mass: 130.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.     
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
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
PACKAGING & 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.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong oxidants and strong acids. 

IMPORTANT DATA
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. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
 

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

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes at >800°C
Density (bulk): 1.3 g/m³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 16
Auto-ignition temperature: 475°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -2.47  
 

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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