Calcium Chloride Solution

CAS: 10043-52-4

Synonyms: Calcium Chloride, anhydrous; Calcium Chloride Hydrates

Uses: Deicing and dust control of roads; drilling muds; dust proofing; freeze proofing and thawing coal, coke, stone, sand, ore; concrete conditioning; paper and pulp industry; fungicides; refrigeration brines; drying and desiccating agent; sewuestrant in foods; firming agent in tomato canning; tire weighting; pharmaceuticals; electrolyic cells. The hexahydrate has been evaluated for solar-heat storage.

Hazard: Inhalation causes irritation of nose and throat. Ingestion causes irritation of mouth and stomach. Contact with eyes (particularly by dust) causes irritation and possible transient corneal injury. Contact of solid with dry skin causes mild irritation; strong solutions can cause marked irritation, even a superficial burn. Bromine trifluoride rapidly attacks the following salts: barium chloride, cadmium chloride, calcium chloride, cesium chloride, lithium chloride, silver chloride, rubidium chloride, potassium bromide, potassium chloride, potassium iodide, rhodium tetrabromide, sodium bromide, sodium chloride, and sodium iodide. Long term exposure of calcium chloride solution upon a zinc coated galvanized iron vessel caused slow evolution of hydrogen which ignited and exploded.