Calcium Hydroxide BP
Calcium Hydroxide also known as slaked lime is an inorganic compound which occurs as colorless crystals or white powder. It finds extensive use in many applications including food preparation.
Calcium hydroxide is used as a flocculant in water and sewage treatment. It is also used as an ingredient in whitewash, in road construction, to fill the root canal, in the production of metals, in petroleum refining industry, in manufacturing mixes for pesticides, as a calcium supplement and as a natural alternative insecticide.
Chemical Name: Calcium Hydroxide
Mol. Formula: Ca(OH)2
Mol. Weight: 74.10 g/mol
CAS No.: 1305-62-0
|Appearance||A white or almost white, fine powder|
|Solubility||Practically insoluble in water|
|Matter insoluble in hydrochloric acid||Not more than 0.5%|
|Carbonates||Not more than 5%|
|Magnesium and alkali metals||Maximum 4%|
|Heavy Metals||Maximum 20ppm|
|Assay||Not less than 95% and not more than 100.5%|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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