Portland cement

  • Hydraulic cement
  • Cement
  • Portland cement silicate
  • Flue dust, portland cement
Formula
Unspecified
Description
Gray, odorless powder. A blend of calcium salts.
Uses
Production of concrete structures and surfaces.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
65997-15-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
266-043-4
RTECS
VV8770000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-9221
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Density
2.9-3.1 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Cool, dry location.
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
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator in porly ventilated areas. Dusk mask.
Small spills/leaks
Use dry cleanup methods that do not disperse the dust into the air. Avoid breathing the dust. Emergency procedures are not required.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Toxic vapors may be giving off if an acid is involved.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.fire.
Fire potential
Nonflammable material.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
NIOSH REL: TWA 10 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp) OSHA PEL: TWA 50 mppcf IDLH 5000 mg/m3
Poison_Class
=
Exposure effects
   Inhalation
Irritation, burning, shortness of breath, coughing, diminished lung capacity and hear enlargement/failure.
   Skin
Irritation and potentially painful burning.
   Eyes
Irritation, burning sensation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.