MSDS Name: Calcium Turnings, 99.5%
Catalog Numbers:
    AC201380000, AC201381000, AC201385000
    Calcicat; Calcium Metal.
Company Identification (Europe):  Acros Organics BVBA
                                 Janssen Pharmaceuticalaan 3a
                                 2440 Geel, Belgium
Company Identification (USA):     Acros Organics
                                 One Reagent Lane
                                 Fairlawn, NJ  07410
For information in North America, call:   800-ACROS-01
For information in Europe, call:          0032(0) 14575211
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300
For emergencies in Europe, call:     0032(0) 14575299


|      CAS#      |              Chemical Name           |    %     |  EINECS#  |
|     7440-70-2  |Calcium                               |    99    | 231-179-5 |
         Hazard Symbols: F
         Risk Phrases: 15

                 **** SECTION 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION ****

                              EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Contact with water liberates highly flammable gases.Air sensitive.

Potential Health Effects
         Causes eye irritation and possible burns.
         Contact with skin causes irritation and possible burns, especially
         if the skin is wet or moist.
         May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and
         May cause irritation of the respiratory tract with burning pain in
         the nose and throat, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and
         pulmonary edema. May cause severe respiratory tract irritation and
         possible burns.
         No information found.

                   **** SECTION 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES ****

         Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
         occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid. Do
         NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed.
         Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at
         least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash
         clothing before reuse. Destroy contaminated shoes.
         Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4
         cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
         Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air
         immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If
         breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth
         resuscitation. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration
         using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a
    Notes to Physician:

                 **** SECTION 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES ****

    General Information:
         As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
         pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
         protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases
         may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Water
         Reactive. Material will react with water and may release a flammable
         and/or toxic gas. This chemical poses an explosion hazard. Reacts
         with water to form explosive hydrogen gas. May ignite or explode on
         contact with steam or moist air. May re-ignite after fire is
    Extinguishing Media:
         Do NOT get water inside containers. Contact professional
         fire-fighters immediately. Cool containers with flooding quantities
         of water until well after fire is out. DO NOT USE WATER OR FOAM. For
         small fires, use dry chemical, soda ash, lime or sand. For large
         fires, use dry sand, dry chemical, soda ash or lime or withdraw from
         area and let fire burn.

               **** SECTION 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES ****

    General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
                         in Section 8.
         Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal
         container. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to
         waterways. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the
         Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Do
         not expose spill to water. Place under an inert atmosphere.

                  **** SECTION 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE ****

         Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well-ventilated area.
         Do not allow water to get into the container because of violent
         reaction. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact
         with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Handle
         under an inert atmosphere. Store protected from air. Keep from
         contact with moist air and steam.
         Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry,
         well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away
         from water. Do not expose to air. Store protected from moisture.
         Store under an inert atmosphere.


    Engineering Controls:
         Use explosion-proof ventilation equipment. Facilities storing or
         utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility
         and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne
         concentrations low.
    Personal Protective Equipment

                      Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical
                      safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
                      protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
                      Standard EN166.
                      Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
                      Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
                      Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR
                      1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a
                      NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator
                      when necessary.


Physical State:             Crystals
Appearance:                 silver white
Odor:                       none reported
pH:                         Not available.
Vapor Pressure:             10 mm Hg @983 deg C
Vapor Density:              Not available.
Evaporation Rate:           Not available.
Viscosity:                  Not available.
Boiling Point:              1484 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:     845 deg C
Autoignition Temperature:   Not applicable.
Flash Point:                Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, lower:    Not available.
Explosion Limits, upper:    Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:
Solubility:                 Decomposes.
Specific Gravity/Density:   1.54@20&C/4&C
Molecular Formula:          Ca
Molecular Weight:           40.08

                **** SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY ****

    Chemical Stability:
         Combines vigorously or explosively with water. May ignite
         spontaneously if exposed to air or kept in the presence of moisture.
    Conditions to Avoid:
         Dust generation, exposure to air, excess heat, exposure to moist air
         or water.
    Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
         Acids, oxidizing agents, carbonates, dinitrogen tetraoxide, halogens,
         sulfur, chlorine, chlorine trifluoride, fluorine, air, moisture,
         water, water and mixtures containing water (e.g. aqueous solutions,
    Hazardous Decomposition Products:
         Irritating and toxic fumes and gases, hydrogen gas, calcium oxide,
         calcium hydroxide.
    Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

               **** SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

         CAS# 7440-70-2 unlisted.
         Not available.
      Calcium -
         Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
         No information available.
         No information available.
    Reproductive Effects:
         No information available.
         No information available.
         No information available.
    Other Studies:
         No data available.

                 **** SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

                **** SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS ****

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.

                 **** SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION ****

    US DOT
         Shipping Name: CALCIUM
          Hazard Class: 4.3
             UN Number: UN1401
         Packing Group: II
    Canadian TDG
         Shipping Name: CALCIUM
          Hazard Class: 4.3
             UN Number: UN1401
     Other Information: NO PLACARDS REQUIRED

                 **** SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION ****

         CAS# 7440-70-2 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
         This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
    Clean Water Act:
         None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous
         Substances under the CWA.
         None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority
         Pollutants under the CWA.
         None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants
         under the CWA.
         None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous
         by OSHA.
    Calcium can be found on the following state right to know lists:
    California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.
    California No Significant Risk Level:
    None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European/International Regulations
    European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
         Hazard Symbols: F
         Risk Phrases:
                      R 15  Contact with water liberates highly flammable
         Safety Phrases:
                      S 8  Keep container dry.
                      S 24/25  Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
                      S 43  In case of fire, use ... (indicate in the space
                      the precise type of fire-fighting equipment. If water
                      increases the risk, add - never use water).
  WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
         CAS# 7440-70-2: 1
  United Kingdom Occupational Exposure Limits

         CAS# 7440-70-2 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
         CAS# 7440-70-2 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
  Exposure Limits

                 **** SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ****

    MSDS Creation Date:  5/19/1999  Revision #1 Date:  8/02/2000

    The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best
    information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of
    merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to
    such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users
    should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the
    information for their particular purposes. In no way shall the company be
    liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost
    profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary
    damages, howsoever arising, even if the company has been advised of
    the possibility of such damages.

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