Calcium distearate Octadecanoic acid, calcium salt Stearic acid, calcium salt
CAS #: 1592-23-0
EC Number: 216-472-8
FIRE & EXPLOSION
Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
NO open flames. Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).
Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.
Use local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Wear safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Vacuum spilled material with specialist equipment.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance WHITE POWDER.
Physical dangers Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.
Chemical dangers Decomposes on burning. This produces irritating fumes.
Molecular mass: 607.0
Melting point: 179°C Density: 1.12 g/cm³ Solubility in water, g/100ml at 15°C: 0.004
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.
Effects of short-term exposure May cause mechanical irritation.
Inhalation risk A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
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