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Material Safety Data Sheet
Calcium carbonate MSDS

Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification

Product Name: Calcium carbonate Contact Information:
Catalog Codes: SLC1141, SLC4720, SLC4438, SLC1645 Sciencelab.com, Inc.
14025 Smith Rd.
CAS#: 471-34-1 Houston, Texas 77396
RTECS: FF9335000 US Sales: 1-800-901-7247
International Sales: 1-281-441-4400
TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Calcium carbonate
Order Online: ScienceLab.com
CI#: Not available.
CHEMTREC (24HR Emergency Telephone), call:
Synonym: 1-800-424-9300
Chemical Name: Calcium Carbonate International CHEMTREC, call: 1-703-527-3887
Chemical Formula: CaCO3 For non-emergency assistance, call: 1-281-441-4400

Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients

Name CAS # % by Weight
Calcium carbonate 471-34-1 100

Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Calcium carbonate: ORAL (LD50): Acute: 6450 mg/kg [Rat].

Section 3: Hazards Identification

Potential Acute Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant). Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available. The substance may be toxic to kidneys. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the
substance can produce target organs damage.

Section 4: First Aid Measures

Eye Contact:
Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15
minutes. Cold water may be used. WARM water MUST be used. Get medical attention.

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a violent explosion occurs. acids. Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Will ignite and burn fiercely in contact with fluorine Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: When a mixture of calcium carbonate and magnesium is heated in a current of hydrogen. tie. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar. Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents. Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available. If ingested. Fire Fighting Media and Instructions: Not applicable. Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available. Check TLV on the MSDS and with local authorities. Inhalation: If inhaled. Keep container in a cool. Serious Inhalation: Not available. Avoid contact with eyes. Get medical attention if irritation develops. Get medical attention if symptoms appear. remove to fresh air. belt or waistband. Flammable Limits: Not applicable. Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not applicable. Serious Skin Contact: Not available. Hygroscopic Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection p. Section 7: Handling and Storage Precautions: Do not ingest. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements. Large Spill: Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. well-ventilated area. Get medical attention. Do not breathe dust. Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data Flammability of the Product: Non-flammable. Products of Combustion: Not available. Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Not applicable. Be careful that the product is not present at a concentration level above TLV. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system. Flash Points: Not applicable. 2 . Section 6: Accidental Release Measures Small Spill: Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. seek medical advice immediately and show the container or the label. Wear suitable protective clothing. give oxygen. Serious Ingestion: Not available. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. If breathing is difficult. If not breathing. give artificial respiration.Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water.

Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties Physical state and appearance: Solid. use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit. TWA: 5 (mg/m3) from OSHA (PEL) [United States] Inhalation Respirable. Boiling Point: Not available. Insoluble in alcohol.Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits. 3 . Personal Protection: Splash goggles. Vapor Density: Not available. Melting Point: 825°C (1517°F) Critical Temperature: Not available. Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data Stability: The product is stable. Taste: Chalky Molecular Weight: 100. Full suit. Volatility: Not available. Dispersion Properties: Not available. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Dust respirator. TWA: 10 STEL: 20 (mg/m3) [Canada] Inhalation Total. Lab coat. Water/Oil Dist. Instability Temperature: Not available.8 (Water = 1) Vapor Pressure: Not applicable. Odor Threshold: Not available. Conditions of Instability: Incompatible Materials p. (Powdered solid. fume or mist. Coeff.) Odor: Odorless. Dust respirator. local exhaust ventilation.09 g/mole Color: White. Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill: Splash goggles. consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product. If user operations generate dust. Gloves.Engineering Controls: Use process enclosures. Gloves. Specific Gravity: 2. Exposure Limits: TWA: 10 (mg/m3) from ACGIH (TLV) [United States] Inhalation Total. Solubility: Very slightly soluble in cold water. Soluble in dilute acid. pH (1% soln/water): Not available. TWA: 15 from OSHA (PEL) [United States] Inhalation Total. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Ionicity (in Water): Not available. Boots. or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits.: Not available.

BOD5 and COD: Not available. Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass. acids. Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available. Polymerization: Will not occur. Other Toxic Effects on Humans: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant). state and local environmental control regulations. Products of Biodegradation: Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available. Section 11: Toxicological Information Routes of Entry: Inhalation. Section 14: Transport Information DOT Classification: Not a DOT controlled material (United States). of ingestion. mercury + hydrogen. of inhalation. Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available. long term degradation products may arise. Ingestion: Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestional tract disturbances with nausea and possibly constipation. Inhalation: Excessive inhalation causes respiratory tract and mucous membrane irritation. aluminum and magnesium Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available. Special Remarks on Reactivity: Hygroscopic. Eyes: Dust causes eye irritation. Chronic Effects on Humans: May cause damage to the following organs: kidneys. Expected to be a low hazard for usual industrial handling. ammonium salts. Section 12: Ecological Information Ecotoxicity: Not available. However. Section 13: Disposal Considerations Waste Disposal: Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal.Incompatibility with various substances: Reactive with oxidizing agents. and may cause hypercalcemia with alkalosis. Toxicity to Animals: Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 6450 mg/kg [Rat]. p. Chronic Potential Health Effects: Chronic ingestion may affect kidneys. Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The product itself and its products of degradation are not toxic. Will ignite and burn fiercely in contact with fluorine. alum. 4 . Special Provisions for Transport: Not applicable. Low hazard for usual industrial handling. Incompatible with acids. Identification: Not applicable. Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Acute Potential Health Effects: Skin: Causes skin irritation. Ingestion.

howsoever arising. p.S. seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label. indirect. with respect to such information. 5 . Created: 10/10/2005 08:15 PM Last Updated: 05/21/2013 12:00 PM The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best information currently available to us. Section 15: Other Regulatory Information Federal and State Regulations: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Calcium carbonate Other Regulations: EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances. However. Splash goggles. we make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes. incidental. consequential or exemplary damages. In no event shall ScienceLab. and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Other Classifications: WHMIS (Canada): Not controlled under WHMIS (Canada).): Health: 1 Flammability: 0 Reactivity: 0 Specific hazard: Protective Equipment: Gloves. S2.A. Section 16: Other Information References: Not available.S. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. DSCL (EEC): R36.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages.com be liable for any claims. or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special. S46.If swallowed. HMIS (U. express or implied. even if ScienceLab. losses. Other Special Considerations: Not available.A. Lab coat.Keep out of the reach of children.Irritating to eyes.): Health Hazard: 2 Fire Hazard: 0 Reactivity: 0 Personal Protection: E National Fire Protection Association (U.