Calcium tartrate

  • Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy- [R-(R*,R*)]-, calcium salt (1:1)
  • Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy- (2R,3R)-, calcium salt (1:1)
  • Calcium L-(+)-tartrate (1:1)
  • Tartaric acid, calcium salt (1:1)
Formula
CaC4H4O6
Structure
Description
Odorless, white powder.
Uses
Used as a preservative for fruits, vegetables, seafoods.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
3164-34-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
221-621-5
Merck
12,1756
Beilstein/Gmelin
3750315
Beilstein Reference
4-03-00-01218
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C4H4CaO6
Formula mass
188.15
Solubility in water
Very slightly soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed in a cool, well ventilated area. Keep temperature below 23 C.
Protection
Goggles, lab coat, dust respirator, gloves.
Respirators
Use approved/certified respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Us appropriate tools to transfer spilled solid to a waste container. Finish cleaning by washing the contaminated surface with water.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish with Dry chemical powder, water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
Fire potential
May be combustible at high temperature.
Combustion products
Oxides of carbon. Calcium oxide fumes.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Irritant.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Seek medical attention.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
   Skin
Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops.
   Eyes
Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.

Transport.