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    SAFETY DATA SHEETS

    According to the UN GHS revision 8

    Version: 1.0

    Creation Date: July 15, 2019

    Revision Date: July 15, 2019

    1. Identification

    1.1 GHS Product identifier

    Product name

    Calcium carbonate

    1.2 Other means of identification

    Product number

    -

    Other names

    Calcium carbonate;Calcium Carbonate (synthetic);Calcium carbonate,light powder

    1.3 Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use

    Identified uses

    Processing Aids and Additives

    Uses advised against

    no data available

    1.4 Supplier's details

    Company

    Echemi.com

    Address

    Echemi.com

    Telephone

    Echemi.com

    Fax

    Echemi.com

    1.5 Emergency phone number

    Emergency phone number

    Echemi.com

    Service hours

    Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours).

    2. Hazard identification

    2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

    Not classified.

    2.2 GHS label elements, including precautionary statements

    Pictogram(s) No symbol.
    Signal word

    No signal word

    Hazard statement(s)

    none

    Precautionary statement(s)
    Prevention

    none

    Response

    none

    Storage

    none

    Disposal

    none

    2.3 Other hazards which do not result in classification

    no data available

    3. Composition/information on ingredients

    3.1 Substances

    Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number Concentration
    Calcium carbonate Calcium carbonate 471-34-1 207-439-9 100%

    4. First-aid measures

    4.1 Description of necessary first-aid measures

    General advice

    Medical attention is required. Consult a doctor. Show this safety data sheet (SDS) to the doctor in attendance.

    If inhaled

    Fresh air.

    Following skin contact

    Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.

    Following eye contact

    Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).

    Following ingestion

    Rinse mouth.

    4.2 Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

    Exposure Routes: inhalation, skin and/or eye contact Symptoms: Irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; cough Target Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system (NIOSH, 2016)

    Exposure Routes: inhalation, skin and/or eye contact Symptoms: Irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane; cough, sneezing, rhinorrhea (discharge of thin mucus); lacrimation (discharge of tears) Target Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system (NIOSH, 2016)

    Exposure Routes: inhalation, skin and/or eye contact Symptoms: Irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane, upper respiratory system; cough, sneezing, rhinorrhea (discharge of thin mucus); lacrimation (discharge of tears) Target Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system (NIOSH, 2016)

    4.3 Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

    A serum calcium concentration exceeding 2.6 mmol per liter (10.5 mg per 100 mL) is considered a hypercalcemic condition. Withholding additional administration of calcium and any other medications that may cause hypercalcemia usually resolves mild hypercalcemia in asymptomatic patients, when patient renal function is adequate. Calcium supplements

    5. Fire-fighting measures

    5.1 Extinguishing media

    Suitable extinguishing media

    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.

    5.2 Specific hazards arising from the chemical

    Not combustible.

    5.3 Special protective actions for fire-fighters

    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.

    6. Accidental release measures

    6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

    Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers.

    6.2 Environmental precautions

    Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers.

    6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

    Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers.

    7. Handling and storage

    7.1 Precautions for safe handling

    Handling in a well ventilated place. Wear suitable protective clothing. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Use non-sparking tools. Prevent fire caused by electrostatic discharge steam.

    7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

    Separated from acids, aluminium, ammonium salts, fluorine and magnesium.Separated from acids, aluminium and ammonium salts.

    8. Exposure controls/personal protection

    8.1 Control parameters

    Occupational Exposure limit values

    Component Calcium carbonate
    CAS No. 471-34-1
    Limit value - Eight hours Limit value - Short term
    ppm mg/m3 ppm mg/m3
    Australia   10 (1)    
    Canada - Québec   10    
    France   10 inhalable aerosol    
    Hungary   10 inhalable aerosol    
    Ireland   10 (1)    
        4 (2)    
    Latvia   6    
    New Zealand   10 (1)    
    Poland   10    
    Singapore   10 (limestone, marble)    
    Switzerland   3 respirable aerosol    
    USA - OSHA   15 total dust    
        5 respirable dust    
    United Kingdom   10 inhalable aerosol    
        4 respirable aerosol    
    Remarks
    Australia (1) This value is for inhalable dust containing no asbestos and
    Ireland (1) Inhalable fraction (2) Respirable fraction
    New Zealand (1) The value for inhalable dust containing no asbestos and less than 1% free silica.

    8.2 Appropriate engineering controls

    Ensure adequate ventilation. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Set up emergency exits and the risk-elimination area.

    8.3 Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment (PPE)

    Eye/face protection

    Wear safety goggles.

    Skin protection

    Protective gloves.

    Respiratory protection

    Avoid inhalation of dust. Use local exhaust.

    Thermal hazards

    no data available

    9. Physical and chemical properties

    Physical state

    Solid. Powder.

    Colour

    White.

    Odour

    Odorless

    Melting point/ freezing point

    825 °C. Remarks:Calcium carbonate (aragonite).;1 330 °C. Remarks:Calcium carbonate (calcite).

    Boiling point or initial boiling point and boiling range

    333.6ºC at 760mmHg

    Flammability

    Noncombustible Solid

    Lower and upper explosion limit / flammability limit

    no data available

    Flash point

    197ºC

    Auto-ignition temperature

    no data available

    Decomposition temperature

    825°C

    pH

    pH = 8 to 9

    Kinematic viscosity

    no data available

    Solubility

    0.001 % (NIOSH, 2016)

    Partition coefficient n-octanol/water

    no data available

    Vapour pressure

    0 mm Hg (approx) (NIOSH, 2016)

    Density and/or relative density

    2.93 g/cm³. Temperature:20 °C.;2.71 g/cm³. Temperature:20 °C.

    Relative vapour density

    no data available

    Particle characteristics

    no data available

    10. Stability and reactivity

    10.1 Reactivity

    Decomposes above 825°C . This produces corrosive fumes of calcium oxide. Reacts with acids, aluminium, ammonium salts, fluorine and magnesium.

    10.2 Chemical stability

    Indefinite shelflife.

    10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

    Not combustible.CALCIUM CARBONATE is non-combustible. Decomposes at high temperature (825°C) to give gaseous carbon dioxide and calcium oxide (quicklime). Incompatible with acids, alum, ammonium salts, fluorine, magnesium. Reacts with acids and acidic salts to generate gaseous carbon dioxide with effervescence (bubbling). The reaction with concentrated solutions of acids is rapid and exothermic. The effervesence can create extensive foaming. Ignites on contact with fluorine.

    10.4 Conditions to avoid

    no data available

    10.5 Incompatible materials

    Calcium carbonate ... ignite and burn fiercely in contact with fluorine. Fluorine: metal salts

    10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

    When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating vapors.

    11. Toxicological information

    Acute toxicity

    • Oral: LD50 Mouse oral 6450 mg/kg bw
    • Inhalation: LC50 - rat (male/female) - > 3 mg/L air (analytical).
    • Dermal: LD50 - rat (male/female) - > 2 000 mg/kg bw.

    Skin corrosion/irritation

    no data available

    Serious eye damage/irritation

    no data available

    Respiratory or skin sensitization

    no data available

    Germ cell mutagenicity

    no data available

    Carcinogenicity

    no data available

    Reproductive toxicity

    no data available

    STOT-single exposure

    May cause mechanical irritation to the respiratory tract and eyes.

    STOT-repeated exposure

    Health effects of the substance have been investigated but none have been found

    Aspiration hazard

    A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

    12. Ecological information

    12.1 Toxicity

    • Toxicity to fish: LC50 - Oncorhynchus mykiss (previous name: Salmo gairdneri) - > 100 % v/v saturated solution - 96 h.
    • Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: EC50 - Daphnia magna - > 100 % v/v saturated solution - 48 h.
    • Toxicity to algae: EC50 - Desmodesmus subspicatus (previous name: Scenedesmus subspicatus) - > 14 mg/L - 72 h.
    • Toxicity to microorganisms: EC50 - activated sludge of a predominantly domestic sewage - > 1 000 mg/L - 3 h. Remarks:Respiration rate.

    12.2 Persistence and degradability

    no data available

    12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

    no data available

    12.4 Mobility in soil

    no data available

    12.5 Other adverse effects

    no data available

    13. Disposal considerations

    13.1 Disposal methods

    Product

    The material can be disposed of by removal to a licensed chemical destruction plant or by controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing. Do not contaminate water, foodstuffs, feed or seed by storage or disposal. Do not discharge to sewer systems.

    Contaminated packaging

    Containers can be triply rinsed (or equivalent) and offered for recycling or reconditioning. Alternatively, the packaging can be punctured to make it unusable for other purposes and then be disposed of in a sanitary landfill. Controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing is possible for combustible packaging materials.

    14. Transport information

    14.1 UN Number

    ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.) IMDG: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.) IATA: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)

    14.2 UN Proper Shipping Name

    ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.) IMDG: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.) IATA: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)

    14.3 Transport hazard class(es)

    ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.) IMDG: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.) IATA: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)

    14.4 Packing group, if applicable

    ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.) IMDG: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.) IATA: Not dangerous goods. (For reference only, please check.)

    14.5 Environmental hazards

    ADR/RID: No IMDG: No IATA: No

    14.6 Special precautions for user

    no data available

    14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC Code

    no data available

    15. Regulatory information

    15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question

    Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number
    Calcium carbonate Calcium carbonate 471-34-1 207-439-9
    European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) Listed.
    EC Inventory Listed.
    United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Listed.
    China Catalog of Hazardous chemicals 2015 Not Listed.
    New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC) Listed.
    Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) Listed.
    Vietnam National Chemical Inventory Listed.
    Chinese Chemical Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (China IECSC) Listed.
    Korea Existing Chemicals List (KECL) Listed.

    16. Other information

    Information on revision

    Creation Date July 15, 2019
    Revision Date July 15, 2019

    Abbreviations and acronyms

    • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service
    • ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
    • RID: Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
    • IMDG: International Maritime Dangerous Goods
    • IATA: International Air Transportation Association
    • TWA: Time Weighted Average
    • STEL: Short term exposure limit
    • LC50: Lethal Concentration 50%
    • LD50: Lethal Dose 50%
    • EC50: Effective Concentration 50%

    References

    • IPCS - The International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC), website: http://www.ilo.org/dyn/icsc/showcard.home
    • HSDB - Hazardous Substances Data Bank, website: https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/hsdb.htm
    • IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer, website: http://www.iarc.fr/
    • eChemPortal - The Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances by OECD, website: http://www.echemportal.org/echemportal/index?pageID=0&request_locale=en
    • CAMEO Chemicals, website: http://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/search/simple
    • ChemIDplus, website: http://chem.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/chemidlite.jsp
    • ERG - Emergency Response Guidebook by U.S. Department of Transportation, website: http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/erg
    • Germany GESTIS-database on hazard substance, website: http://www.dguv.de/ifa/gestis/gestis-stoffdatenbank/index-2.jsp
    • ECHA - European Chemicals Agency, website: https://echa.europa.eu/

    Other Information

    Calcium carbonate exists in nature as mineral aragonite and calcite (as in limestone, chalk and marble).

    Any questions regarding this SDS, Please send your inquiry to sds@xixisys.com

    Disclaimer: The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. We as supplier shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

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