CALCIUM CARBIDE

UN Number: 1402

Also known as: ACETHYLENOGEN, CALCIUM ACETYLIDE, CARBURE DE CALCIUM
Information on chemical

Information on chemical

External resources

CAMEO Chemical Database
WISER Substance List

Description

UN number 1402

Physical chemical data

Physical State (20°C) Solid
Density (kg/m3)
2220 [Kg/m³] at a temperature of 20°C
Molar mass (g/mol) 64.1
Melting Point (°C) 2300

Behaviour at sea

Additional data

Colour grey to blue-black
Odour garlic odour
Standard behavior classification D,SD

Transportation data

Package group II
State solid
Temperature (°C) ambient
Pressure (Pa) ambient
IMO class 4.3

Reactivity data

Water Yes
Acid(s) Yes
Base(s) No
Metal(s) and alloys No
Oxidizing agents No
Reducing agents No
Combustibles No
Organic substance No

GESAMP Hazard profile

Human toxicity threshold

TEEL-1 (mg/m3) 30
TEEL-2 (mg/m3) 50
TEEL-3 (mg/m3) 250

Ecotoxicity

Incident reports

Incident reports

Year Vessel Location Cargo type
19?? Stanislaw Dubois Off Island Texel, Netherlands Package
Emergency Response Guidebook

Emergency Response Guidebook

Guide number: 138

See the guide or download the emergency response guidebook

At sea emergency guide

At sea emergency guide

Emergency schedule: 4.3-03

SUBSTANCES DANGEROUS WHEN WET, NON-COMBUSTIBLE.

Emergency procedures

Action

Avoid all sources of ignition (e.g. naked lights, unprotected light bulbs, electric handtools).

Spillage on deck

In dry conditions collect spillage and dispose of overboard in a safe manner; if wet wash overboard with copious quantities of water.

Spillage under deck

Provide adequate ventilation. Keep dry.
Collect spillage, where practicable and dispose of overboard in a safe manner.

Fire on deck

If possible remove receptacles likely to be involved.

Fire under deck

Batten down; use ship's fixed fire-fighting installation (not water).

Special equipment to be carried

Protective gloves and goggles.

Remarks by UN no.

• FERROSILICON (UN No. 1408), with 30% or more but less than 90% silicon.
• LITHIUM FERROSILICON (UN No. 2830).
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus when dealing with SPILLAGE or FIRE.

Decision trees

Decision trees

No decision trees available

No additional data

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