Calcium perchlorate

  • Perchloric acid, calcium salt
Formula
CaCl2O8
Structure
Description
White to yellow crystalline solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13477-36-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
236-768-0
UN (DOT)
1455
Beilstein/Gmelin
14584 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
CaCl2O8
Formula mass
238.98
Decomposition point, °C
270
Density
2.651 g/cm3 (25 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 sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Can react with reducing agents to generate heat and products that may be gaseous (causing pressurization in closed containers) Can react violently with active metals, cyanides, esters, and thiocyanates.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Flood with water. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible. Keep run-off water out of sewers and water sources.
Fire potential
These substances will accelerate burning when involved in a fire.
Hazards
May decompose explosively when heated or involved in a fire. May explode from heat or contamination. Some will react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels). May ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). Containers may explode when heated. Runoff may create fire or explosion hazard.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
 
Special
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Health.
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
Seek medical assistance.
   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
1455
Response guide
Hazard class
5.1
Packing Group
II
 
Std. Transport #
4918804