Calcium nitrate tetrahydrate
- Nitric acid calcium salt tetrahydrate
- Lime nitrate
- Norwegian saltpeter
Near colorless, odorless crystals.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
R 8 36
S 17 26 36
Japan ENCS (MITI)
CaN2O6 . 4 H2O
Vapor density (air=1)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep containers tightly closed. Do not get water inside containers.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Do not store near combustible materials. Keep away from clothing and other combustible materials.
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Flush spill area with water. Do not get water inside containers. Do not use combustible materials such as paper towels to clean up spill. Cover with dry earth, dry sand, or other non-combustible material followed with plastic sheet to minimize spreading and contact with water.
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Aluminum, ammonium nitrate.
Carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Strong oxidizer. Contact with combustible materials may cause a fire. Containers may explode in the heat of a fire. May decompose explosively when heated or involved in a fire. May accelerate burning if involved in a fire. Extinguishing media: Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out. For small fires DO NOT use dry chemicals, carbon dioxide, halon or foams. USE WATER ONLY. For large fires flood fire with water from a distance.
These substances will accelerate burning when involved in a fire.
May explode from heat or contamination. May react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels). May ignite combustibles.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
4 (Substances and products that must be considered harmful)
May cause methemoglobinemia, which is characterized by chocolate-brown colored blood, headache, weakness, dizziness, breath shortness, cyanosis, rapid heart rate, unconsciousness and possible death.
May cause digestive tract disturbances.
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause methemoglobinemia, cyanosis, convulsions, tachycardia, dyspnea, and death.
May cause skin irritation.
May cause eye irritation.
Induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.