Calcium hypochloride

  • Calcium hypochlorite, hydrated mixture, with not less than 5.5% but not more than 10% water
Formula
Ca(ClO)2
Structure
Description
White powder or flat plates. Strong chlorine odor.
Uses
Algicide, bactericide, deodorant, fungicide, in sugar refining, oxidizing agent, bleaching agent, disinfectant.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7778-54-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
231-908-7
EC Index Number
017-012-00-7
EC Class
Oxidising; Harmful; Contact with acids liberates toxic gas; Corrosive; Dangerous for the Environment
R 8 31 34 50
S 26 36/37/39 45 61
RTECS
NH3485000
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Tumorigen; Mutagen; Human Data
UN (DOT)
2208
Merck
13,2111
Beilstein/Gmelin
120905 (G)
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-54974
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
CaCl2O2
Formula mass
142.98
Melting point, °C
100
Density
2.35 g/cm3
Solubility in water
210 g/L
Refractive index
1.545 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Keep away from combustible materials. Avoid contact unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. With clean shovel place material into clean, dry container and cover loosely; move containers from spill area.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Small Fires: Use water. Do not use dry chemicals or foams. carbon dioxide or Halon may provide limited control. Large Fires: Flood fire area with water from a distance.
Fire potential
These substances will accelerate burning when involved in a fire.
Hazards
May explode from heat or contamination. May react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels). May ignite combustibles.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
3
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Ingestion may cause severe injury, burns, or death.
   Inhalation
Vapors may cause injury, burns, death.
   Skin
Contact may result in injury, burns and death.
   Eyes
See Skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Treat ingestions of greater than 40 milligrams per kilogram with decontamination of the stomach if within 4 hours of ingestion. Administer charcoal as a slurry.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
   Eyes
In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
2208
Response guide
Hazard class
5.1
Packing Group
III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
CHY
 
Std. Transport #
4918715