Material Safety Data Sheet
Calcium carbonate

ACC# 03880
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Calcium carbonate
Catalog Numbers: AC124670000, AC124670010, AC124670025, AC219160000, AC219160010, AC219160025, AC219165000, AC403790000, AC403790020, AC403790030, AC403800000, AC403805000, AC403810000, AC403811000, AC403815000, AC423510000, AC423511000, AC423515000, C63-10, C63-3, C64-3, C64-500
Precipitated chalk; Aragonite; Agricultural limestone; Agstone; Bell mine pulverized limestone; Calcite; Dolomite; Franklin; Boiling chips.
Company Identification:

              Fisher Scientific
              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
471-34-1 Calcium carbonate 97-100 207-439-9

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: white solid.
Warning! Causes eye irritation. May cause skin and respiratory tract irritation.
Target Organs: Eyes.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation. Expected to be a low ingestion hazard.
Inhalation: Low hazard for usual industrial handling. Excessive inhalation may cause minor respiratory irritation.
Chronic: No information found.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Immediately 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: Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
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 if cough or other symptoms appear.
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.
Extinguishing Media: Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 0; Instability: 0

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. Avoid generating dusty conditions.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid breathing dust.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.

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
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Calcium carbonate none listed 10 mg/m3 TWA (total dust); 5 mg/m3 TWA (respirable dust) 15 mg/m3 TWA (total dust); 5 mg/m3 TWA (respirable fraction) (listed under Calcium carbonate).

OSHA Vacated PELs: Calcium carbonate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
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 gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
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
Appearance: white
Odor: odorless
pH: 8-9 (solution)
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:825 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:825 deg C
Solubility: Slightly soluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:2.7-2.9
Molecular Formula:CaCO3
Molecular Weight:100.09

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Dust generation, moisture.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, acids, aluminum, magnesium, fluorine.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, calcium oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 471-34-1: FF9335000
CAS# 471-34-1:
     Draize test, rabbit, eye: 750 ug/24H Severe;
     Draize test, rabbit, skin: 500 mg/24H Moderate;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 6450 mg/kg;

CAS# 471-34-1: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No information found
Teratogenicity: No information found
Reproductive Effects: No information found
Mutagenicity: No information found
Neurotoxicity: No information found
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: No data available. This chemical is expected to cause no oxygen depletion in aquatic systems. It has a low potential to affect aquatic organisms. Acute aquatic effects: 48-hour LC50; Mosquito fish: 56,000 mg/L.
Environmental: This chemical released into the environment will not have a significant impact.
Physical: No information available.
Other: Do not empty into drains.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste. US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

Shipping Name: Not Regulated. Not Regulated.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


     CAS# 471-34-1 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
     None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
     None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
     None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
     None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
     None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
     None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
     CAS # 471-34-1: immediate.
Section 313      No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
     This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
     This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
     This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
     CAS# 471-34-1 can be found on the following state right to know lists: Pennsylvania, (listed as Calcium carbonate), Minnesota, (listed as Calcium carbonate), Massachusetts, (listed as Calcium carbonate).

California Prop 65

California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

European/International Regulations

European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:

     R 36 Irritating to eyes.

Safety Phrases:

     S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
     water and seek medical advice.
     S 39 Wear eye/face protection.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 471-34-1: 0
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 471-34-1 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
     CAS# 471-34-1 is not listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 11/19/1998
Revision #9 Date: 2/13/2008

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