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CALCIUM CARBONATE

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The Chemical Identifier fields include common identification numbers, the NFPA diamond, U.S. Department of Transportation hazard labels, and a general description of the chemical. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
CAS Number UN/NA Number
  • 471-34-1
none
DOT Hazard Label USCG CHRIS Code
data unavailable none
NIOSH Pocket Guide International Chem Safety Card
Calcium carbonateexternal link
NFPA 704
data unavailable
General Description
White, odorless powder or colorless crystals. Practically insoluble in water. Occurs extensive in rocks world-wide. Ground calcium carbonate (CAS: 1317-65-3) results directly from the mining of limestone. The extraction process keeps the carbonate very close to its original state of purity and delivers a finely ground product either in dry or slurry form. Precipitated calcium carbonate (CAS: 471-34-1) is produced industrially by the decomposition of limestone to calcium oxide followed by subsequent recarbonization or as a by-product of the Solvay process (which is used to make sodium carbonate). Precipitated calcium carbonate is purer than ground calcium carbonate and has different (and tailorable) handling properties.

The Hazard fields include special hazard alerts, air and water reactions, fire hazards, health hazards, a reactivity profile, and details about reactive groups assignments and potentially incompatible absorbents. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Reactivity Alerts
none
Air & Water Reactions
No rapid reaction with air No rapid reaction with water
Fire Hazard
No information available.
Health Hazard
Exposure Routes: inhalation, skin and/or eye contact

Symptoms: Irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; cough

Target Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system (NIOSH, 2016)
Reactivity Profile
CALCIUM CARBONATE is non-combustible. Decomposes at high temperature (825°C) to give gaseous carbon dioxide and calcium oxide (quicklime). Incompatible with acids, alum, ammonium salts, fluorine, magnesium. Reacts with acids and acidic salts to generate gaseous carbon dioxide with effervescence (bubbling). The reaction with concentrated solutions of acids is rapid and exothermic. The effervesence can create extensive foaming. Ignites on contact with fluorine.
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents

No information available.

The Response Recommendation fields include isolation and evacuation distances, as well as recommendations for firefighting, non-fire response, protective clothing, and first aid. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Isolation and Evacuation
No information available.
Firefighting
No information available.
Non-Fire Response
No information available.
Protective Clothing
Skin: No recommendation is made specifying the need for personal protective equipment for the body.

Eyes: No recommendation is made specifying the need for eye protection.

Wash skin: No recommendation is made specifying the need for washing the substance from the skin (either immediately or at the end of the work shift).

Remove: No recommendation is made specifying the need for removing clothing that becomes wet or contaminated.

Change: No recommendation is made specifying the need for the worker to change clothing after the work shift. (NIOSH, 2016)
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First Aid
Eye: If this chemical contacts the eyes, immediately wash the eyes with large amounts of water, occasionally lifting the lower and upper lids. Get medical attention immediately. Contact lenses should not be worn when working with this chemical.

Skin: If this chemical contacts the skin, wash the contaminated skin with soap and water.

Breathing: If a person breathes large amounts of this chemical, move the exposed person to fresh air at once. Other measures are usually unnecessary. (NIOSH, 2016)

The Physical Property fields include properties such as vapor pressure and boiling point, as well as explosive limits and toxic exposure thresholds. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Chemical Formula:
  • CaCO3
Flash Point: data unavailable
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): data unavailable
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): data unavailable
Autoignition Temperature: data unavailable
Melting Point: 1517 to 2442 ° F (Decomposes) (NIOSH, 2016)
Vapor Pressure: 0 mm Hg (approx) (NIOSH, 2016)
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): data unavailable
Specific Gravity: 2.7 to 2.95 (NIOSH, 2016)
Boiling Point: Decomposes (NIOSH, 2016)
Molecular Weight: 100.1 (NIOSH, 2016)
Water Solubility: 0.001 % (NIOSH, 2016)
Ionization Potential: data unavailable
IDLH: data unavailable

AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

No AEGL information available.

ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)

No ERPG information available.

PACs (Protective Action Criteria)

Chemical PAC-1 PAC-2 PAC-3
Carbonic acid, calcium salt (471-34-1) 45 mg/m3 210 mg/m3 1300 mg/m3
(DOE, 2016)

The Regulatory Information fields include information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Title III Consolidated List of Lists, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard List (see more about these data sources).

EPA Consolidated List of Lists

No regulatory information available.

DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

No regulatory information available.

OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard List

No regulatory information available.

This section provides a listing of alternate names for this chemical, including trade names and synonyms.
  • ACE 25
  • AEROMATT
  • AKADAMA
  • ALBACAR
  • ALBACAR 5970
  • ALBAFIL
  • ALBAGLOS
  • ALBAGLOS S
  • ALBAGLOS SF
  • ALLIED WHITING
  • ARAGONITE
  • ATOMITE
  • AX 363
  • BF 100
  • BF 100 (CARBONATE)
  • BF 200
  • BF 2000
  • BF 200S
  • BF 300
  • BFK 200
  • BKS 5
  • BLACKBOARD CHALK
  • BRILLIANT 15
  • BRILLIANT 1500
  • BRILLIANT S 15
  • BSK 5
  • C.I. 77220
  • C.I. PIGMENT WHITE 18
  • CAL-LIGHT A 7
  • CAL-LIGHT KT
  • CAL-LIGHT SA
  • CALCENE CO
  • CALCENE NC
  • CALCENE TM
  • CALCICOLL
  • CALCITE
  • CALCITEX 902
  • CALCIUM CARBONATE
  • CALCIUM CARBONATE (1:1)
  • CALCIUM CARBONATE (CACO3)
  • CALCIUM CARBONATE; (DOLOMITE, LIMESTONE)
  • CALCIUM MONOCARBONATE
  • CALCIUM SALT OF CARBONIC ACID
  • CALCIUM(2+) CARBONATE
  • CALMOS
  • CALOFIL A 4
  • CALOFIL B 1
  • CALOFIL E 2
  • CALOFORT S
  • CALOFORT T
  • CALOFORT U
  • CALOFORT U 50
  • CALOPAKE F
  • CALOPAKE FS
  • CALOPAKE H
  • CALOPAKE HIGH OPACITY
  • CALOPAKE PC
  • CALPIN Y
  • CALSEEDS
  • CALSEEDS PL
  • CALTEC
  • CALTRATE
  • CAMEL-CARB
  • CAMEL-TEX
  • CAMEL-WITE
  • CARBITAL 50
  • CARBITAL 90
  • CARBIUM
  • CARBIUM MM
  • CARBONIC ACID CALCIUM SALT
  • CARBONIC ACID, CALCIUM SALT (1:1)
  • CARUSIS P
  • CCC G-WHITE
  • CCC NO. AA OOLITIC
  • CCR
  • CCW
  • CHALK
  • CHEMCARB
  • CLARCAL 9125
  • CLEFNON
  • COROCALSO WS
  • CRYSTIC PREFIL S
  • DACOTE
  • DOCAL U 1S2-526
  • DOMAR
  • DROP CHALK
  • DURAMITE
  • EGRI M 5
  • ENGLISH WHITE
  • ENIFANT 15
  • ESKALON 100
  • ESKALON 1000
  • ESKALON 1500
  • ESKALON 1700
  • ESKALON 200
  • ESKALON 2000
  • ESKALON 2200
  • ESKALON 400
  • ESKALON 600
  • ESKALON 800
  • FILTEX WHITE BASE
  • FMT 70
  • FMT 90
  • FQH 112
  • G 50
  • G 50 (CARBONATE)
  • GAMA-SPERSE 80
  • GILDER'S WHITING
  • GIRULITE 40
  • GPR 325
  • GS 3
  • HAKUENKA A
  • HAKUENKA AA
  • HAKUENKA CCR
  • HAKUENKA DD
  • HAKUENKA O
  • HAKUENKA PX
  • HAKUENKA PZ
  • HAKUENKA R 06
  • HAKUENKA T-DD
  • HHQB 0401
  • HIGH PURITY CALCIUM CARBONATE CS
  • HOMOCAL D
  • HYDROCURVE K 9
  • INDUCARB 0000
  • INDUCARB 500
  • INTEQ B 641
  • INTEQ B 647
  • K 250
  • KALFAIN 200
  • KALFAIN 200M
  • KC 30A
  • KD 1200
  • KD 80
  • KEMIPURON A
  • KK 12
  • KK 13
  • KOTAMITE
  • KREDAFIL 150 EXTRA
  • KREDAFIL RM 5
  • KREDAFIL RM 55
  • KRETA VH-II
  • KS 1300
  • KS 1500
  • KS 1800
  • KS 2100
  • KS 500
  • LEVIGATED CHALK
  • LIGHTON 100B10
  • LIGHTON 200B10
  • LIGHTON 22S
  • LIMESTONE
  • LW 3000
  • LW 600
  • M 300
  • M 300 (ANTIAGGREGANT)
  • MARBLE
  • MARBLEWHITE 325
  • MARFIL
  • MC 1 (CARBONATE)
  • MC 5
  • MC 5 (FILLER)
  • MC COAT S 1
  • MC-T
  • MICROCARB
  • MICROMIC CR 16
  • MICRONA 3
  • MICRONA 7
  • MICRONA S 80B
  • MICRONA S 90HB
  • MICRONA S 93
  • MICRORN 200
  • MICROWHITE 25
  • MILCARB
  • MONOCALCIUM CARBONATE
  • MSK-C
  • MSK-G
  • MSK-K
  • MSK-P
  • MSK-PO
  • MSK-V
  • MULTIFLEX MM
  • MULTIFLEX SC
  • N 34
  • N 34 (CARBONATE)
  • N 43
  • N 43 (CARBONATE)
  • NA 600
  • NANOX 20
  • NANOX 30
  • NCC 1010
  • NCC 2310
  • NCC 410
  • NCC 45
  • NCC-P
  • NEOANTICID
  • NEOLITE S
  • NEOLITE SP
  • NEOLITE SP-B
  • NEOLITE TPS
  • NEWLIGHT F
  • NITOREX 23P
  • NITOREX 80
  • NN 200
  • NN 500
  • NON-FER-AL
  • NOVELIGHT PP
  • NS
  • NS (CARBONATE)
  • NS 100
  • NS 100 (CARBONATE)
  • NS 1000
  • NS 200
  • NS 200 (FILLER)
  • NS 2300
  • NS 2500
  • NS 3000
  • NS 400
  • NS 800
  • NSK 1
  • NZ
  • OA-A 1102
  • OPACARB S
  • OPACIMITE
  • OS-CAL
  • P 10
  • P 30
  • P 50
  • P-LITE 500
  • P-LITE 700
  • PARIS WHITE
  • PCX 850
  • PFICARBO H
  • PFICARBO S
  • PIGMENT WHITE 18
  • POLCARB
  • POSICARB CP 5P
  • PRECIPITATED CALCIUM CARBONATE
  • PRECIPITATED CHALK
  • PREPARED CHALK
  • PS 100
  • PS 100 (CARBONATE)
  • PULPRO 3
  • PURECAL
  • PURECAL O
  • PURECAL SC
  • PURECAL T
  • PURECAL U
  • PV 3
  • PV 3 (CARBONATE)
  • PV 4
  • PV 4 (CARBONATE)
  • PZ
  • PZ (CARBONATE)
  • QUEENSGATE WHITING
  • R JUTAN
  • RED BALL
  • RO 40
  • ROYAL WHITE LIGHT
  • RS 400
  • RX 2557
  • RX 2558
  • RX 2559
  • SEALETS 200
  • SHIPRON A
  • SILA FLEX 3GC
  • SILVER W
  • SL 1000
  • SL 1000 (CARBONATE)
  • SL 700
  • SM 14B
  • SMITHKO KALKARB WHITING
  • SNOW TOP
  • SNOWFLAKE
  • SNOWFLAKE WHITE
  • SNOWLITE SS
  • SOCAL
  • SOCAL 312N
  • SOCAL D
  • SOCAL E 2
  • SOCAL N 2
  • SOCAL N 2S1
  • SOCAL P 2
  • SOCAL U 1
  • SOCAL U 1S2
  • SOCAL U 3
  • SOFTON 1000
  • SOFTON 1200
  • SOFTON 1500
  • SOFTON 1800
  • SOFTON 2200
  • SOFTON 2600
  • SOFTON 3200
  • SOFTON H
  • SS 30
  • SS 30 (CARBONATE)
  • SS 50
  • SS 50 (CARBONATE)
  • SS 80
  • SSB 100
  • SST 40
  • STANWHITE 500
  • STAVIGOT 15A
  • STURCAL D
  • STURCAL F
  • STURCAL H
  • STURCAL L
  • STURCAL LS
  • STURCAL M
  • STURCAL X
  • SUNLIGHT 700
  • SUNLIGHT 800
  • SUNLIGHT SL 1500
  • SUNLIGHT SL 700
  • SUPER 1500
  • SUPER 1700
  • SUPER 2000
  • SUPER 3S
  • SUPER 4S
  • SUPER 5S
  • SUPER MULTIFEX
  • SUPER S
  • SUPER SS
  • SUPER SSS
  • SUPER-PFLEX
  • SUPERCOAT
  • SUPERMITE
  • SURFEX MM
  • SURFIL S
  • SUSPENSO
  • SX 1000
  • SYLACAUGA 88B
  • SYNTHETIC CHALK
  • T 130-2500
  • TAMA PEARL 222H
  • TAMA PEARL FCC
  • TAMA PEARL HGA
  • TAMA PEARL TP 121
  • TAMA PEARL TP 123CS
  • TAMA PEARL TP 222H
  • TAMA PEARL TP 222HS
  • TAMA PEARL TP 262
  • TAMA PEARL TP-CNC
  • TAMA PEARL TPK
  • TANCAL 100
  • TANCAL 200
  • TANCAL PC
  • TM 1
  • TM 1 (FILLER)
  • TNC-C 120
  • TNC-C 30
  • TNC-C 60
  • TONASO
  • TOYOFINE TF-X
  • TP 121
  • TP 121 (FILLER)
  • TP 121H
  • TP 121S
  • TP 121SDP
  • TP 123CS
  • TP 221GS
  • TP 222
  • TP 222HS
  • TP-CPC
  • TR 325
  • TUNEX E
  • UNIBUR 70
  • VATERITE
  • VELVETONE
  • VICRON
  • VICRON 15-15
  • VICRON 25-11
  • VICRON 31-6
  • VICRON 41-8
  • VIENNA WHITE
  • VIGOT 10
  • VIGOT 15
  • VISCOLITE U
  • WHICA BA
  • WHISCAL
  • WHISCAL A
  • WHISCAL AS 3
  • WHITCARB W
  • WHITE POWDER
  • WHITING
  • WHITON
  • WHITON 1500
  • WHITON 310
  • WHITON 450
  • WHITON A 4
  • WHITON B
  • WHITON H
  • WHITON P 10
  • WHITON P 30
  • WHITON P 40
  • WHITON P 50
  • WHITON S
  • WHITON SB
  • WHITON SO
  • WHITON SS
  • WHITON SSB
  • WINNOFIL S
  • WINNOFIL SP
  • WINNOFIL SPM
  • WINNOFIL SPT
  • WINNOFIL SPT PREMIUM
  • WINNOFIL SPTB
  • WITCARB
  • WITCARB P
  • WITCARB R
  • WITCARB RC
  • WITCARB REGULAR
  • WO 30F
  • WS 1010
  • YORK WHITE

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