Barium & Chemicals, Inc.

Safety Data Sheet
Revision: 0
Revision Date: 8/23/2016

 


1.) Identification
 
        Product Name: Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate
        Product Number: CA1361
        Product Formula: Ca(NO3)2*4H2O
 
        Manufacturer: Barium & Chemicals, Inc.
PO Box 218
515 Kingsdale Road
Steubenville, Ohio 43952-5218

Phone: 740-282-9776
Fax: 740-282-9161
Web: www.bariumchemicals.com

        Emergency Phone: Chemtrec 800-424-9300
        International: 703-527-3887

2.) HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Emergency Overview
OSHA Hazards
Oxidizer, Carcinogen.
Target Organs
Blood, Central nervous system.
GHS Classifications
Oxidizing solids (Category 3)
Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 5)
Skin irritation (Category 3)
Eye irritation (Category 2B)
GHS Label Elements, Including Precautionary Statements
Pictogram
Signal Word     Warning
Hazard Statement(s)
H272 May intensify fire;oxidizer
H303 May be harmful if swallowed.
H316 Causes mild skin irritation.
H320 Causes eye irritation.
 
Precautionary Statement(s)
P220 Keep/store away from clothing/combustible materials.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
 
HMIS Classification
Health Hazard 2
Flammability 0
Physical Hazards 1
Chronic Health Hazard *
 
NFPA Rating
Health Hazard 2
Fire 0
Reactivity Hazard 1
 
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation May be harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Skin May be harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.
Eyes May cause eye irritation.
Ingestion May be harmful if swallowed.

3.) INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
 
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:
233-332-1 98-100% 13477-34-4
  EINECS PERCENT CAS NO:

4.) FIRST AID MEASURES
 
Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
Skin Contact
Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.
Eye Contact
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention immediately.
Ingestion Contact
Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention.

5.) FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
 
Extinguishing Media
Use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures
Not combustible, but substance is a strong oxidizer and its heat of reaction with reducing agents or combustibles may cause ignition.
Fire and Explosion Hazzards
Can cause explosions in contact with combustible dusts or vapors; occasionally explosive by shock or friction. Sensitive to mechanical impact.
Hazardous Combustion Products
No information found
Protective Measure in Fire
In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full face piece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode. Water spray may be used to keep fire exposed containers cool.

6.) ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
 
Personal Precaution in Spill
Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section 8.
Environment
Ventilate area of leak or spill.
Spill Clean Up
Sweep up and containerize for reclamation or disposal. Vacuuming or wet sweeping may be used to avoid dust dispersal. Small amounts of residue may be flushed to sewer with plenty of water.

7.) HANDLING AND STORAGE
 
Usage Precautions
Usage Descriptions
Storage Precautions
Handling Precautions
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage and moisture. Isolate from any source of heat or ignition. Avoid storage on wood floors. Separate from incompatibles, combustibles, organic or other readily oxidizable materials. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.

8.) EXPOSURE CONTORLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION
 
Protective Equipment
A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures as low as possible. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.
Process Conditions
No airborne exposure limits established.
Respirators
For conditions of use where exposure to dust or mist is apparent and engineering controls are not feasible, a particulate respirator (NIOSH type N95 or better filters) may be worn. If oil particles (e.g. lubricants, cutting fluids, glycerine, etc.) are present, use a NIOSH type R or P filter. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-face positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Protective Gloves
Wear protective gloves.
Eye Protection
Use chemical safety goggles. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.
Other Protection
Wear clean, body-covering clothing.
Hygienic Work Practices
As required to protect skin and eyes from dust, safety showers and/or eye wash should be available. Do not smoke or leave food in work area. Wash thoroughly and remove or clean any contaminated clothing.

9.) PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
 
a) Appearance (physical state, color, etc.)
White crystals
b) Odor
odorless
c) Odor threshold
No data available
d) pH
5.5 - 7.0
e) Melting Point/freezing point
44 C (111 F) -dec.
f) Initial boiling Point and boiling range
No data available
g) Flash Point
Not applicable
h) Evaporation rate
No data available
i) Flammability (solid,gas)
No data available
j) Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
No data available
k) Vapor pressure
No data available
l) Vapor density
No data available
m) Relative density
1.82 g/cm3
n) Solubility(ies)
soluble 1293 g/l @ 20C (68F)
o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition temperature
No data available
r) Viscosity
No data available
s) Specific Gravity
No data available

10.) STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
 
Stability
Stable. However, exposure to heat may result in build-up of dangerous pressures. A strong oxidizer, reacts violently upon contact with many organic substances, particularly textile and paper.
Hazardous Decomp Products
Oxides of nitrogen.
Conditions to Avoid
Heat, flame, ignition sources, shock and incompatibles, including combustible materials, organic materials, powdered metals, ammonia, hydrazine, and reducing agents.

11.) TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxic Dose LD 50
3900 mg/kg (oral rat)
Toxicological Info
No information found.
Inhalation
No information found.
Skin
No information found.
Eyes
Irritation eye rabbit 500mg/24H severe.
Medical Symptoms
No information found.

12.) ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 
Toxicity
The LC50/96-hour values for fish are over 100 mg/l.
Distribution
No information found.
Chemical Fate
No information found.

13.) DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
 
Disposal Methods
Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
General Cleaning

14.) TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
 
DOT - GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Proper Shipping Name
CALCIUM NITRATE
Hazzard Class
5.1
UN Number
UN1454
Packing Group
III
IATA/IMDG REGULATIONS
Proper Shipping Name
CALCIUM NITRATE
Hazzard Class
5.1
UN Number
UN1454
Packing Group
III
IMDG EMS
F-A, S-Q
Shipping Options for this product include
UPS    FedEx    Plane    Truck    Boat    Rail

Transportation Notes NMFC 43790-1 -- CLASS 70 HST# 2834.29.10.00


15.) REGULATORY INFORMATION
Chemical Inventory Status Part 1
Ingredient CASNO TSCA EINECS China Japan Austrialia
Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate 13477-34-4 Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Chemical Inventory Status Part 2
Ingredient CASNO Korea DSL NDSL Phil.
Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate 13477-34-4 Yes Yes No Yes

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 1
Ingredient CASNO SARA 302
    RQ TPQ LIST
Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate 13477-34-4 No No No
SARA 313
Nitrate cmpd

Federal, State, International Regulations- Part 2
Ingredient CASNO RCRA 261.33 TSCA 8(d) CERCLA
Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate 13477-34-4 No No No

Additional Items
Chemical Weapons Convention Acute TSCA 12(b) CDTA SARA 311/312 Reactivity Chronic
No Yes No No No Yes No
Fire Pressure Austrialian HazChem Code Poison Schedule WHMIS
No No No No No

16.) MISC. INFORMATION
 
Information Sources
Revision Comments
Revised November 2012 for GHS Standards. Updated 2-20-15 Revised February 2014 to align with internal document control Updated 8-23-16
Other Information

17.) DISCLAIMER
 
Barium & Chemicals, Inc. provides this information as it relates only to the specific product designated herein. All information contained in this SDS should be provided to the user's employees and/or customers. The information contained herein relates only to the environmental, health and safety precautions for the product and is not intended to be relied upon as technical specifications for commercial or other purposes. Do not use the ingredient information and/or ingredient percentages in this SDS as product specification. For product specification refer to a Product Specification and/or a Certificate of Analysis provided by or requested from Barium & Chemicals, Inc. This information relates only to the product designated herein, and does not relate to its use in combination with any other material or in any other process. This information is intended only as a guide to the appropriate handling of the product by a properly trained person. Individuals receiving this information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a a particular purpose. Conditions of use are beyond the control of Barium & Chemicals, Inc. Users are responsible to verify the applicability of this information under their own operating conditions to determine whether the product is suitable for a particular purpose and assume all risks of use, handling and disposal of the product, or from the publication, reliance upon or other use of the information contained herein. This information is furnished without warranty, expressed or implied;except that it is accurate to the best knowledge of Barium & Chemicals, Inc. and is based upon data obtained from the manufacturer and/or recognized technical sources. Barium & Chemicals, Inc. expressively disclaims all express or implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the product of information provided herein, and shall under no circumstances be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Barium & chemicals, Inc. assumes no responsibility for use, or reliance upon this information. Compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations remains the responsibility of the user.