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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Calcium Fluoride Fluorite, fluorspar
Trade Name: Synonyms:
Calcium Com pounds CaF 2
Ch em ical Fam ily: Form ula:
78.08 7789-7 5-5
Form ula W t.: CAS #:
II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS
Hazardous Component % OSHA/PEL TLV /AC GIH
2.5 m g/m 3
Calcium Fluoride 0-100 N/E
III PHYSICAL DATA
2500 oC (4532 oF) 1403 oC (2557 oF)
Boiling Point 760 mm Hg: Melting Point 760 mm Hg:
3.18 Negligible (<0.1%)
Specific Gravity (H 2O=1): Solubility (H 2O):
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): Vapo r Density:
0 (21 oC)
White crystals, odo rless
Appearance and Odor: % V olatiles by Weight:
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION H AZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Closed Cup): N/A Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flam mab le Limits: Upper: N/A Lower: N/A
Extingu ishing Media: Use exting uishing m edia app ropriate for su rroun ding fires.
Special Fire Fighting: Firefighters sh ould wear pro per p rotective eq uipm ent an d self-c ontained breathing apparatus with
full facepiece operated in positive pressure mode.
Unusual Fire & Explosion: May produce tox ic hydro gen fluo ride gas.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Toxicity of Co mpo nents: Oral Rat LD50 for calcium fluoride 4250 mg/kg; Intraperitoneal Mouse LD50 for calcium fluoride 2775
Carcino genicity: NTP: No IARC: No Z List: No OSH A Reg : No
Repro ductive Effects: None identified
Effects of Over Expo sure:
Inhalation: None identified
Ingestion: Gastrointestinal pain, an d m ay be fatal.
Skin : Irritation
Chro nic Effects: None identified
Target Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, kidneys
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None identified
Primary Ro utes of Entry: Inhalation, ingestion, eye contact, skin contact
EMERG ENCY FIRST AID PROCEDU RES:
INHALATION: If a person breathes in large amounts, move the exposed person to fresh air. Seek medical attention if symptoms
INGESTION: If swallowed and the person is conscious, immediately give large amounts of water. Get medical attention.
SK IN: In case of co ntact, imm ediately w ash skin w ith plenty of soap an d wa ter for at least 15 m inutes.
EYE: In case of ey e contac t, imm ediately flush with plen ty of w ater for at least 15 m inutes.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Co nditio ns to Av oid: None documented
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): Strong acids
Haz ardous D ecomposition Produc ts: Hydrogen fluoride
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: We ar self-contained breathing apparatus and full pro tective clothing.
With clean shove l, carefully place material into clean, dry container and cover; remo ve from area. Flush spill area with water.
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose o f in accord ance w ith all Local, State and Fed eral regulation s.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: None required w here adeq uate v entilation conditions ex ist. If airbo rne conc entration exceeds T LV , a
self-contained breathing apparatus is advised.
Ventilation: Use gen eral or local ex haust ve ntilation to m eet TL V req uirem ents.
Protective Gloves: Proper gloves are recommended.
Eye Protection: Safety go ggles.
Laboratory Protective Equipment: Goggles and lab coat
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Suitable for any general chemical storage area.
Wo rk Practices: Imp lem ent en gineering and wo rk practice controls to re duc e and ma intain c onc entration o f exp osure at low levels.
Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or
smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air. Maintain eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench
shower and facilities for washing.
SAR A/Title III Hazard L ists:
-Calcium Fluoride 2-
Ch ron ic: Yes
Flam mab ility: No
Extremely Hazardo us Substance: No
SA RA 313 Toxic C hem icals: No
CER CLA Hazardous Substance: No
TSCA Inventory: Yes
Precautionary Labeling: Hea lth: 1-slight Flam mab ility: 0-None Reactivity: 0-None Contact: 1-slight
U.S. Precautionary labeling: WARN ING! CAU SES IRRITA TION. Avo id contact with eyes, skin, clothing. Keep in tightly closed
container. Wash thoroughly after handling.
International Labeling: Avoid contact with eyes. After contact with skin, wash imm ediately with plenty of water. Keep container
The abo ve inform ation is believ ed to be co rrect, but do es no t purp ort to b e all inclu sive an d sha ll be used only as a gu ide.
ESPI shall not be held liab le for any d am age resulting from h and ling o r from contact with the abov e pro duc t.
Issued By: S. Dierk s
Date: September 1995
-Calcium Fluoride 3-