Safety Data Sheets of Calcium citrate
Synonyms: 2-Hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid, calcium salt;
tricalcium citrate tetrahydrate
CAS No.: 813-94-5 (Anhydrous)
Molecular Weight: 570.51
Chemical Formula: Ca3(C6H5O7)2.4H2O
Product Codes: Product Codes: 5600, 7496, 8750
2. Composition/Information on Ingredients
Ingredient--------- CAS No------
Calcium citrate ----813-94-5---+
3. Hazards Identification
MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES, AND RESPIRATORY TRACT.
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation of dust may cause irritation to the respiratory tract.
Ingestion: Extremely large oral dosages may produce gastrointestinal
Skin Contact: May cause irritation with redness and pain.
Eye Contact: May cause irritation, redness and pain.
Chronic Exposure: No information found.
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: No information found.
4. First Aid Measures
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention for any
Ingestion: Give several glasses of water to drink to dilute. If
large amounts were swallowed, get medical advice.
Skin Contact: Wash exposed area with soap and water. Get medical
advice if irritation develops.
Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at
least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally.
Get medical attention immediately.
5. Fire Fighting Measures
Fire: As with most organic solids, fire is possible at elevated
temperatures or by contact with an ignition source.
Explosion: Fine dust dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations,
and in the presence of an ignition source is a potential dust
Fire Extinguishing Media: Use any means suitable for extinguishing
Special Information: In the event of a fire, wear full protective
clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus
with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive
6. Accidental Release Measures
Remove all sources of ignition. Ventilate area of leak or spill.
Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in
Section 8. Spills: Clean up spills in a manner that does not disperse
dust into the air. Use non-sparking tools and equipment. Reduce
airborne dust and prevent scattering by moistening with water.
Pick up spill for recovery or disposal and place in a closed container.
7. Handling and Storage
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated
area. Protect against physical damage. Containers of this material
may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues
(dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for
8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Airborne Exposure Limits:
- OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL): 15 mg/m3 total dust,
5 mg/m3 respirable fraction for nuisance dusts.
- ACGIH Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 10 mg/m3 total dust containing
no asbestos and < 1% crystalline silica for Particulates Not
Otherwise Classified (PNOC).
Ventilation System: A system of local and/or general exhaust is
recommended to keep employee exposures below the Airborne Exposure
Limits. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because
it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source,
preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please
refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual
of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.
Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): If the exposure limit is
exceeded and engineering controls are not feasible, a half facepiece
particulate respirator (NIOSH type N95 or better filters) may
be worn for up to ten times the exposure limit or the maximum
use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency
or respirator supplier, whichever is lowest.. A full-face piece
particulate respirator (NIOSH type N100 filters) may be worn up
to 50 times the exposure limit, or the maximum use concentration
specified by the appropriate regulatory agency, or respirator
supplier, whichever is lowest. If oil particles (e.g. lubricants,
cutting fluids, glycerine, etc.) are present, use a NIOSH type
R or P filter. For emergencies or instances where the exposure
levels are not known, use a full-facepiece positive-pressure,
air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do
not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Skin Protection: Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering
Eye Protection: Safety glasses. Maintain eye wash fountain and
quick-drench facilities in work area.
9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: White powder.
Solubility: Soluble in 1050 parts cold water.
Density: No information found.
pH: No information found.
% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F): No information found.
Boiling Point: Decomposes.
Melting Point: 120C (248F) Loses water
Vapor Density (Air=1): No information found.
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): No information found.
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1): No information found.
10. Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide
may form when heated to decomposition.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Incompatibilities: No information found.
Conditions to Avoid: No information found.
11. Toxicological Information
Ingredient------- Known -------Anticipated
Calcium citrate -(813-94-5) -----No
12. Ecological Information
Environmental Fate: No information found.
Environmental Toxicity: No information found.
13. Disposal Considerations
Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed
in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing,
use or contamination of this product may change the waste management
options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from
federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused
contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
14. Transport Information
15. Regulatory Information
\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 1\
Ingredient TSCA EC Japan Australia
citrate (813-94-5) Yes Yes Yes Yes
\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 2\
Ingredient Korea DSL NDSL Phil.
citrate (813-94-5) Yes Yes No Yes
\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 1\
-SARA 302- ------SARA 313------
Ingredient RQ TPQ List Chemical Catg.
citrate (813-94-5) No No No No
--------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part
Ingredient CERCLA 261.33 8(d)
citrate (813-94-5) No No No
Chemical Weapons Convention: No TSCA 12(b): No CDTA: No
SARA 311/312: Acute: Yes Chronic: No Fire: No Pressure: No
Reactivity: No (Mixture / Solid)
Australian Hazchem Code: None allocated.
Poison Schedule: None allocated.
This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of
the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains
all of the information required by the CPR.
16. Other Information
NFPA Ratings: Health: 1 Flammability: 1 Reactivity: 0
Label Hazard Warning:
CAUTION! MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES, AND RESPIRATORY TRACT.
Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing.
Keep container closed.
Use with adequate ventilation.
Wash thoroughly after handling.
Label First Aid:
In case of eye contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of
water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician. In case of contact,
immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.