Calcium Carbonate AR – 500g

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CAS Number:471-34-1


  • Calcite
  • Chalk
  • Limestone


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Calcium Carbonate AR – Identification of Product
Chemical Code: CHE-C1
Chemical Name: Calcium Carbonate powder
Chemical Grade: AR
Chemical Formula: CaCO₃
Chemical Weight: 100,09 g/mol
CAS No: 471-34-1
Chemical Synonyms: Limestone, Chalk

Calcium Carbonate AR – Hazards Identification
REACH No: 01-2119486795-18-xxxx
Signal Word:
Supplemental Hazard Information: Not a hazardous substance or mixture according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008.
Additional Hazard Information: This substance contains no components considered to be either persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.

Calcium Carbonate AR – Composition of Chemical
Chemical Formula: CaCO₃
EC No 1272/2008: 01-2119486795-18-xxxx

First Aid Measures
General Advice: Consult a physician if feeling unwell.
If: Inhaled: Move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
If: Skin Contact: Wash off with soap and plenty of water.
If: Eye Contac: Flush eyes with water as a precaution.
If: Swallowed: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water.
Important Symptoms: No Data Available
Immediate Medical Attention: No Data Available

Firefighting Measures
Extinguishing Media: Use Water spray, Alcohol-resistant foam, Dry chemical or Carbon Dioxide.
Hazards Arising: Not combustible.
Calcium Oxide.
Advice for Firefighters: Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.
Info for Firefighting: No Data Available
Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precautions: Avoid dust formation.
Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Enviromental Precautions: Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
Do not let product enter drains.
Discharge into the environment must be avoided.
Method for Containment: Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust.
Sweep up and shovel.
Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

Calcium Carbonate AR – Handling and Storage
Personal Precautions: Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
Enviromental Precautions: Store in cool, dry place.
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Exposure Controls | Personal Protection
Derived No Effect Level (DNEL)
Workers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
No Data Available
Consumers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
No Data Available
Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC)
No Data Available
Engineering Controls: General industrial hygiene practice.
Eye/Face Protection: Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin Protection: Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching gloves outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU
Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.
Full contact –
Material: Nitrile rubber. Minimum layer thickness: 0,11 mm
Break through time: 480 min. Material tested: Dermatril®
Splash contact –
Material: Nitrile rubber. Minimum layer thickness: 0,11 mm
Break through time: 480 min. Material tested: Dermatril®
Data source: KCL GmbH, D-36124 Test method: EN374
If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which differ from EN 374, contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an industrial hygienist and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use scenario.
Body Protection: Choose body protection in relation to its type, to the concentration and amount of dangerous substances, and to the specific work-place.
Respiratory Protection: Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection from nuisance levels of dusts are desired, use type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) dust masks. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).

Calcium Carbonate AR – Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: White powder or crystals
Odour: No Data Available
Odour Threshold: No Data Available
pH: No Data Available
Melting Point: Melting point/freezing point: 800 °C (Decomposes on heating).
Boiling Point: No Data Available
Flash Point: No Data Available
Evaporation: No Data Available
Flammability: No Data Available
Upper/Lower Flammability or Explosive Limits: No Data Available
Vapour pressure: No Data Available
Vapour density: No Data Available
Relative density: No Data Available
Water solubility: Very slightly soluble
Partition Coefficien: No Data Available
Auto-ignition Temperature: No Data Available
Decomposition Temperature: No Data Available
Viscosity: No Data Available
Explosive properties: No Data Available
Oxidizing properties: No Data Available
Other Safety Info: No Data Available

Stability and Reactivity
Reactivity: No Data Available
Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: No Data Available
Conditions to Avoid: Exposure to moisture may affect product quality.
Incompatible Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, Acids, Magnesium, Aluminium
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions – Calcium Oxide

Toxicological Information
Acute Toxicity: LD50 Oral – Rat – female – > 2.000 mg/kg – (OECD Test Guideline 420).
LC50 Inhalation – Rat – male and female – 4 h – > 3 mg/l – (OECD Test Guideline 403).
LD50 Dermal – Rat – male and female – > 2.000 mg/kg – (OECD Test Guideline 402).
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Reconstructed human epidermis (RhE) –
Result: No skin irritation – 15 min – (OECD Test Guideline 439)
Serious Eye damage | Eye Irritation: Bovine cornea –
Result: No eye irritation – 4 h – (OECD Test Guideline 437).
Cell Mutagenicity: Ames test –
Escherichia coli/Salmonella typhimurium – Result: negative.
Mutagenicity (mammal cell test): chromosome aberration:
Human lymphocytes – Result: negative.
In vitro mammalian cell gene mutation test:
Mouse lymphoma cells – Result: negative.
Carcinogenicity: IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
Reproductive toxicity: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Single Exposure: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Repeated Exposure: No Data Available
Aspiration Hazard: No Data Available

Ecological Information
Ecological Toxicity: Toxicity to fish:
semi-static test LC50 – Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout) – > 100 mg/l – 96 h – (OECD Test Guideline 203).
Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates:
static test EC50 – Daphnia magna (Water flea) – > 100 mg/l – 48 h – (OECD Test Guideline 202).
Toxicity to algae: static test ErC50 – Desmodesmus subspicatus (green algae) – 14 mg/l – 72 h – (OECD Test Guideline 201).
Toxicity to bacteria:
static test EC50 – activated sludge – > 1.000 mg/l – 3 h – (OECD Test Guideline 209).
Ecological Persistence and degradability: Biodegradability:
Aerobic – Exposure time 28 d – Result: 90 % – Readily biodegradable – (OECD Test Guideline 301B).
Bioaccumulative Potential: No Data Available
Mobility in Soil: No Data Available
Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment: This substance contains no components considered to be either persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.
Other Adverse Effect: No ecological problems are to be expected when the product is handled and used with due care and attention.

Disposal Considerations
Waste Treatment Methods: Product –
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber.
Contaminated packaging – Dispose of as unused product.

Transport Information
UN Number: ADR/RID: –
UN Shipping Hazard: ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods
IMDG: Not dangerous goods
IATA: Not dangerous goods
Transport Hazard Class: ADR/RID: –
Packaging Group: ADR/RID: –
Enviromental Hazards: ADR/RID: no
IMDG Marine pollutant: no
IATA: no
Special Precautions: No Data Available

Regulatory Information
Safety, Health and environmental regulations: This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Chemical Safety Assessment: For this product a chemical safety assessment was not carried out.
Additional Info: Hazardous properties cannot be excluded but are unlikely when the product is handled appropriately.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.
RTECS: FF9335000 .


DisclaimerThe information stated above is considered to be correct, but does not claim to be inclusive and shall only be used as a guideline. The information provided by this document is
confirmed by our continuous updating of knowledge and adheres to the products appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the product’s
properties. RLS Chemicals and its Associates shall not be held accountable for any damage’s consequent of handling the above product.

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