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Calcium stearate 1592-23-0 MSDS
Name: Calcium Stearate Material Safety Data Sheet
Synonym: Octadecanoic acid, calcium salt; Calcium distearate; Calcium octadecanoate; Calcium stearate
CAS: 1592-23-0
Section 1 - Chemical Product   MSDS Name:Calcium Stearate Material Safety Data Sheet
Synonym:Octadecanoic acid, calcium salt; Calcium distearate; Calcium octadecanoate; Calcium stearate

Section 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CAS# Chemical Name content EINECS#
1592-23-0 Calcium stearate 100 216-472-8
Hazard Symbols: XI
Risk Phrases: 36/37

Section 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
  EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Irritating to eyes and respiratory system.
Potential Health Effects
Eye:
Causes eye irritation. May cause chemical conjunctivitis.
Skin:
May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion:
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
Inhalation:
Causes respiratory tract irritation. Can produce delayed pulmonary edema.
Chronic:
No information found.

Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES
  Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin:
Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
Ingestion:
Do not induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid if irritation or symptoms occur.
Inhalation:
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
  General Information:
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Extinguishing Media:
Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.

Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
  General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks:
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE
  Handling:
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. May form flammable dust-air mixtures.
Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage:
Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep containers tightly closed.

Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
  Engineering Controls:
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits CAS# 1592-23-0: Belgium - TWA: (listed as stearates): 10 mg/m3 VLE Malaysia: (listed as stearates): 10 mg/m3 TWA Spain: (listed as stearates): 10 mg/m3 VLA-ED (not including stearates of toxic metals) Personal Protective Equipment Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin:
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing:
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators:
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.

Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
 
Physical State: Solid
Color: white
Odor: slight odor
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point: 145-160 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: 750 deg F ( 398.89 deg C)
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, lower: 0.025g/L
Explosion Limits, upper: Not available.
Decomposition Temperature: Not available.
Solubility in water: Almost insoluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density: 1.03
Molecular Formula: Ca(CH3(CH2)16COO)2
Molecular Weight: 607

Section 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
  Chemical Stability:
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Dust generation, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, calcium hydroxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
  RTECS#:
CAS# 1592-23-0: WI3000000 LD50/LC50:
CAS# 1592-23-0: Oral, mouse: LD50 = >10 gm/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = >10 gm/kg.
Carcinogenicity:
Calcium stearate - Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, or NTP.
Other:
See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
 

Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
  Products which are considered hazardous for supply are classified as Special Waste and the disposal of such chemicals is covered by regulations which may vary according to location. Contact a specialist disposal company or the local waste regulator for advice. Empty containers must be decontaminated before returning for recycling.

Section 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION
 
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IMO
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RID/ADR
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Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION
 
European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: XI
Risk Phrases:
R 36/37 Irritating to eyes and respiratory system.
Safety Phrases:
S 22 Do not breathe dust.
S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately
with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 28A After contact with skin, wash immediately with
plenty of water.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 1592-23-0: 0
Canada
CAS# 1592-23-0 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 1592-23-0 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
US FEDERAL
TSCA
CAS# 1592-23-0 is listed on the TSCA inventory.


SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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