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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 192
Revision Date: March 21, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Calcium Turnings

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9555
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Substances and mixtures which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases (Category 2). In contact with water releases flammable hydrogen gas (H261). Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture (P231+P232).
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Calcium (metal)

7440-70-2 Ca
40.08
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing.
If on skin: Brush off loose particles from skin (P335). Then wash with plenty of water.
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell. Brush off loose particles from skin (P335).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flammable solid.
Violent reaction with water. Produces hydrogen.
In case of fire: Use Class D, Met-L-X, or dry sand as a fire extinguisher. Avoid water contact, violent reaction with water.
NFPA Code
H-3
F-1
R-2
No Water
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Remove all ignition sources and water. Sweep up the spill, place in a sealed bag or container, and dispose. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Inorganic #1. Store with metals and metal hydrides.
Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture (P231+P232). Keep container tightly closed (P233). Store in a Flinn Chem-Saf™ bag and then inside a Finn Saf-Stor™ can.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Silver-white, soft metal. Odorless.
Soluble: Acid. Decomposes in water to liberated hydrogen.
Boiling point: 1440 °C
Melting point: 842 °C
Specific gravity: 1.55
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Highly reactive with water and oxidizing agents. Contact with water will evolve extremely flammable hydrogen gas.
Shelf life: Good, but only if stored under airtight conditions.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant due to the presence of water.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: N.A.
ORL-RAT LD50: N.A.
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #3 is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Calcium. Hazard class: 4.3, Dangerous when wet. UN number: UN1401.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (231-179-5), RCRA code D001, D003.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
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