Calcium Hypochlorite AR – 500g

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CAS Number:7778-54-3


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Calcium Hypochlorite AR – Identification of Product
Chemical Code: CHE-C7
Chemical Name: Bleaching Powder
Chemical Grade: AR
Chemical Formula: Ca (OCl)₂.
Chemical Weight: 142.98g/mol
CAS No: 7778-54-3
Chemical Synonyms: Calcium Hypochlorite

Calcium Hypochlorite AR – Hazards Identification
REACH No: No Data Available
Signal Word: Danger
Supplemental Hazard Information:
Additional Hazard Information:

Calcium Hypochlorite AR – Hazards statements
H272 – May intensify fire; oxidiser.
H302 – Harmful if swallowed.
H314 – Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H400 – Very toxic to aquatic life.

Calcium Hypochlorite AR – Precautionary statements
P221 – Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles.
P303 + P361 + P353 – IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
P305 + P351 + P338 – IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. P307 + P311 – If exposed immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P405 – Store locked up.
P501 – Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local /regional /national /international regulations.

Calcium Hypochlorite AR – Composition of Chemical
Chemical Formula: Ca (OCl)₂.
EC No 1272/2008: No Data Available

Calcium Hypochlorite AR – First Aid Measures
General Advice: Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product. Symptoms of poisoning may even occur after several hours. Get medical attention.
If: Inhaled: Remove to fresh air. If the person is not able to breath, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention immediately.
If: Skin Contact: Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Remove contaminated clothing. Flush affected areas with plenty of water and soap. Get medical attention.
If: Eye Contac: Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Get medical attention.
If: Swallowed: Do not induce vomiting. Rinse mouth with water (only if person is conscious). Drink water (2 glasses at most) and provide fresh air. Get medical attention.
Important Symptoms: No Data Available
Immediate Medical Attention: No Data Available

Firefighting Measures
Extinguishing Media: CO2, powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam.
Hazards Arising: No Data Available
Advice for Firefighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Info for Firefighting: No Data Available

Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precautions: Wear protective equipment.
Keep unprotected persons away.
Enviromental Precautions: Do not allow to enter sewers/ surface or ground water.
Should not be released into the environment.
Method for Containment: Use neutralising agent.
Dispose of contaminated material according to local/national regulations.
Ensure adequate ventilation.

Handling and Storage
Personal Precautions: Wear suitable protective clothing.
Keep away from open flames and sources of ignition.
No smoking.
Do not breathe vapor or mist.
Do not handle near sources of heat, sparks, static electricity.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
Enviromental Precautions: Do not store together with acids.
Keep container tightly sealed in a dry well-ventilated place.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
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: Ensure eyewash stations and safety showers are situated close to the workstation.
Eye/Face Protection: Use safety goggles.
Skin Protection: Use protective gloves.
The glove material has to be impermeable and resistant to the substance.
Body Protection: Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Immediately remove all soiled and contaminated clothing
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
Respiratory Protection: In case of dust formation, wear micro dust mask. Use respiratory equipment with suitable filter or wear a self contained respiratory apparatus.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: White powder
Odour: Of Chlorine
Odour Threshold: No Data Available
pH: No Data Available
Melting Point: No Data Available
Boiling Point: No Data Available
Flash Point: No Data Available
Evaporation: No Data Available
Flammability: Contact with combustible material may cause fire.
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: 217 g/l
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: All Hypochlorite solutions are unstable and slowly decompose on contact with air.
Corrosive to most metals.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: Contact with acids releases toxic gases.
Conditions to Avoid: Ignition sources, dust, excess heat, moisture and humidity.
Incompatible Materials: Reducing agents, Ammonia, Phenols, Organic matter, Alcohols and Metal Oxides.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: No Data Available

Toxicological Information
Acute Toxicity: Swallowing will lead to a strong caustic effect on mouth and throat, and to the danger of perforation of Esophagus and stomach.
LD50 – Oral – Rat – 850 mg/kg
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Caustic effect on skin and mucous membranes.
Serious Eye damage | Eye Irritation: Strong caustic effect.
Cell Mutagenicity: No Data Available
Carcinogenicity: No Data Available
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: No Data Available
Ecological Persistence and degradability: No Data Available
Bioaccumulative Potential: No Data Available
Mobility in Soil: No Data Available
Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment: No Data Available
Other Adverse Effect: Very toxic for aquatic organisms.

Disposal Considerations
Waste Treatment Methods: Product –
Do not allow product to reach sewage system. Dispose according to National / Regional requirements.
Packaging – Dispose of as unused product.

Transport Information
UN Number: ADR/RID: 1748
IMDG: 1748
IATA: 1748
Transport Hazard Class: ADR/RID: 5.1
IMDG: 5.1
IATA: 5.1
Packaging Group: ADR/RID: II
Enviromental Hazards: ADR/RID: Yes
Special Precautions: ADR/RID: Yes – Maximum net quantity per inner packaging: 30 g, Maximum net quantity per outer packaging: 500 g.
IMDG: Yes – Maximum net quantity per inner packaging: 30 g, Maximum net quantity per outer packaging: 500 g

Regulatory Information
Safety, Health and environmental regulations: This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006
Chemical Safety Assessment: A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out.
Additional Info: Hazardous for water. Danger to drinking water if even small quantities leak into the ground.
Poisonous for fish and plankton in water bodies. Very toxic for aquatic organisms.


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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