Agent Name

Calcium chloride hexahydrate

CAS Number

7774-34-7

Formula

Ca-Cl2.6H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Calcium dichloride hexahydrate; Calcium chloride, hexahydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] Colorless hygroscopic solid; mp = 30 deg C; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in antifreeze, refrigerating solutions, fire extinguishers, wood and stone preservatives, and electrolyte replacements; Also used to make ice, glues, cements, and rubber, for fireproofing fabrics, to melt ice and snow, for freeze-proofing coal and ores, dust control on unpaved roads, and sizing/finishing cotton fabrics; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Intravenous LDLo (guinea pig) = 300 mg/kg; [RTECS] A skin, respiratory tract, and severe eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Calcium chloride."

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