Agent Name

Calcium hypochlorite

CAS Number

7778-54-3

Formula

C12-O2.Ca

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

B-K powder; Bleaching powder; CCH; Calcium chlorohydrochlorite; Calcium chlorohypochloride; Calcium hypochloride; Calcium hypochlorite; Calcium oxychloride; Caporit; Chemichlon G; Chemichlor G; Chloride of lime; Chlorinated lime; Chlorine of lime; Chlorolime chemical; HTH; HTH (bleaching agent); HY-Chlor; Hipoclorito calcico [Spanish]; Hypochlorite de calcium [French]; Hypochlorous acid, calcium salt; LO-Bax; Lime chloride; Losantin; Pittchlor; Pittcide; Pittclor; Sentry; Solvox KS; T-Eusol; UN 1748; [ChemIDplus] UN1748

Category

Inorganic Oxidizing Agents

Description

White solid granules with the odor of household bleaching powder; [CHRIS]

Sources/Uses

Used for swimming pool sanitation and other water treatment; Used in industries to disinfect, to control mildew, and to bleach textiles and paper; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

An oxidizer that promotes combustion; Decomposes in the presence of heat, water, or contamination with release of corrosive chlorine gas; Calcium hypochlorite solutions are corrosive to the skin, eyes, and upper respiratory tract; [CHEMINFO] See "Hypochlorous acid."

Reference Link

ATSDR - Medical Management: Calcium Hypochlorite/Sodium Hypochlorite

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.22E-13 mm Hg

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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