Calcium Peroxide

CAS #:  1305-79-9

Synonyms: Calcium superoxide; calcium dioxide

Uses: Seed disinfectant, dentrifices, dough conditioners, antiseptic, bleaching of oils, modification of startches, high- temperature oxidation.

Hazard: Inhalation of dust irritates nose and throat.  Dust also irritates eyes and skin on contact and irritates mouth and stomach if ingested. CALCIUM PEROXIDE is an explosion hazard if mixed with finely divided organic matter.     Noncombustible but accelerates the burning of combustible material: mixtures of combustible material and the peroxide can be ignited by friction or contact with moisture. Mixtures with polysulfide polymers may ignite. Decomposes rapidly above 200° C. Strongly basic  Reacts with water to produce calcium hydroxide (slaked lime).