Agent Name

Calcium oxalate

CAS Number

563-72-4

Formula

C2-H2-O4.Ca

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ethanedioic acid, calcium salt (1:1); Oxalic acid, calcium salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White hygroscopic powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in ceramic glazes; Also used for separation of rare earth metals and analysis of calcium; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; Targets kidney and nerves; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Calcium oxalate monohydrate."

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