Chlorine and Component Calcium Hypochlorite Essay

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Material Safety Data Sheet
Creation Date 28-May-2010

Revision Date 28-May-2010

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1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Product Name

Calcium hypochlorite

Cat No.

C100-250; C100-500

Synonyms

Chlorinated Lime; Calcium oxychloride; Hypochlorous acid calcium salt (Granular/Certified)

Recommended Use

Laboratory chemicals

Company
Fisher Scientific
One Reagent Lane
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Tel: (201) 796-7100

Emergency Telephone Number
CHEMTREC®, Inside the USA: 800424-9300
CHEMTREC®, Outside the USA: 703527-3887

2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
DANGER!
Emergency Overview
Oxidizer: Contact with combustible/organic material may cause fire. Causes burns by all exposure routes. Harmful if swallowed. Contact with acids liberates toxic gas. Very toxic to aquatic organisms.
Appearance Off-white

Target Organs

Physical State Solid

odor slight chlorine

Respiratory system, Eyes, Skin, Gastrointestinal tract (GI)

Potential Health Effects
Acute Effects
Principle Routes of Exposure
Eyes
Skin
Inhalation
Ingestion
Chronic Effects

Causes burns.
Causes burns. May be harmful in contact with skin.
Causes burns. May be harmful if inhaled.
Harmful if swallowed. Causes burns.
None known.

See Section 11 for additional Toxicological information.
Aggravated Medical Conditions

No information available.

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3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Haz/Non-haz
Component
Calcium hypochlorite

CAS-No
7778-54-3

Weight %
100

4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Eye Contact

Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.
Immediate medical attention is required.

Skin Contact

Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Immediate medical attention is required.

Inhalation

Move to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do not use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with a respiratory medical device. Immediate medical attention is required.

Ingestion

Do not induce vomiting. Call a physician or Poison Control Center immediately.

Notes to Physician

Treat symptomatically.

5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
Flash Point
Method

Not applicable
No information available.

Autoignition Temperature
Explosion Limits
Upper
Lower

No information available.

Suitable Extinguishing Media

Flooding quantities of water. Use water spray to cool unopened containers. Unsuitable Extinguishing Media

Carbon dioxide (CO2). Dry chemical.

Hazardous Combustion Products

No information available.

No data available
No data available

Sensitivity to mechanical impact
Sensitivity to static discharge

No information available.
No information available.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Chemical
Oxidizer: Contact with combustible/organic material may cause fire. Decomposes violently at elevated temperatures. Containers may explode when heated. Thermal decomposition can lead to release of irritating gases and vapors.
Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters
As in any fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent) and full protective gear. NFPA

Health 3

Flammability 0

Instability 1

Physical hazards OX

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

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