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Calcium carbonate

Product Name
Calcium carbonate
CAS No.
471-34-1
Chemical Name
Calcium carbonate
Synonyms
nz;pz;ccr;ccw;n34;n43;tm1;k250;omya;ss30
CBNumber
CB2154602
Molecular Formula
CCaO3
Formula Weight
100.0869
MOL File
471-34-1.mol
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Calcium carbonate Property

Melting point:
825 °C
Boiling point:
800 °C
Density 
2.93 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
refractive index 
1.6583
storage temp. 
Store at +5°C to +30°C.
solubility 
5 M HCl: 0.1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless
form 
random crystals
Specific Gravity
2.93
color 
White-beige to slightly beige-gray
Odor
Odorless
PH
9.5-10.5 (100g/l, H2O, 20℃)(slurry)
PH Range
8
Water Solubility 
Insoluble
λmax
λ: 260 nm Amax: ≤0.09
λ: 280 nm Amax: ≤0.06
Merck 
14,1657
BRN 
8008338
Solubility Product Constant (Ksp)
pKsp: 8.54
Stability:
Stable. Incompatible with acids, fluorine, ammonium salts, alum.
InChIKey
VTYYLEPIZMXCLO-UHFFFAOYSA-L
CAS DataBase Reference
471-34-1(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System
Calcium carbonate (471-34-1)
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Safety

Hazard Codes 
Xi
Risk Statements 
37/38-41-36/38-36
Safety Statements 
26-36/37/39-37/39-37
WGK Germany 
-
RTECS 
FF9335000
TSCA 
Yes
HS Code 
28365000
Hazardous Substances Data
471-34-1(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity
LD50 orally in Rabbit: 6450 mg/kg LD50 dermal Rat > 2000 mg/kg
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Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)

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N-Bromosuccinimide Price

Sigma-Aldrich
Product number
1.02069
Product name
Calcium carbonate
Purity
precipitated, EMPROVE? ESSENTIAL Ph Eur,BP,USP,E 170,FCC
Packaging
1 kg
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$34.6
Updated
2021/03/22
Sigma-Aldrich
Product number
21061
Product name
Calcium carbonate
Purity
BioUltra, precipitated, ≥99.0% (KT)
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50 g
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$27.8
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2021/03/22
Sigma-Aldrich
Product number
1.05986
Product name
Marble granular
Purity
for producing CO?
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1 kg
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$45.14
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2021/03/22
Sigma-Aldrich
Product number
12010
Product name
Calcium carbonate
Purity
puriss., meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP, USP, FCC, E170, precipitated, 98.5-100.5% (based on anhydrous substance)
Packaging
1kg-r
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$60.7
Updated
2020/08/18
Sigma-Aldrich
Product number
12010
Product name
Calcium carbonate
Purity
puriss., meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP, USP, FCC, E170, precipitated, 98.5-100.5% (based on anhydrous substance)
Packaging
1 kg
Price
$62.8
Updated
2021/03/22
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Calcium carbonate Chemical Properties,Usage,Production

Description

Calcium carbonate occurs in nature as limestone in various forms, such as marble, chalk, and coral. It is probably the most widely-used raw material in the chemical industry. It has numerous applications, primarily to produce cement, mortars, plasters, refractories, and glass as building materials. It also is used to produce quicklime, hydrated lime and a number of calcium compounds. It is produced either as powdered or precipitated calcium carbonate. The latter consists of finer particles of greater purity and more uniform size. They also have many important commercial applications. Various grades of precipitated calcium carbonate are used in several products, such as textiles, papers, paints, plastics, adhesives, sealants, and cosmetics.

calcium carbonate block

Chemical Properties

Calcium carbonate occurs in two forms—hexagonal crystal known as calcite, and orthorhombic form, aragonite. Calcite decomposes on heating at 825°C, aragonite melts at 1,339°C (at 102.5 atm). Density 2.71 g/cm3 (calcite), 2.83 g/cm3 (aragonite); insoluble in water (15mg/L at 25°C); Ksp 4.8x10–9 ; soluble in dilute mineral acids.

Chemical Properties

Calcium carbonate occurs as an odorless and tasteless white powder or crystals.

Physical properties

Calcium carbonate is a naturally occurring compound found in organisms and throughout the earth’s crust. After quartz, calcium carbonate, primarily in the form of calcite, is the most common mineral found in the crust. Geologically, calcium carbonate exists in several mineral forms: calcite, aragonite, and vaterite. Calcite is the most common calcium carbonate mineral, whereas vaterite is a very rare form. The different mineral forms of calcium carbonate are based on their crystalline structure. The form of calcium carbonate depends on the conditions at its formation such as temperature and pressure.

Physical properties

Calcium carbonate has the molecular formula of CaCO3 and the molecular weight of 100.0924 g/mol. It is a common substance found in rock in all parts of the world, and is the main component of the shells of many marine organisms such as snails and conches. It is the main ingredient in eggshells of birds and pearls obtained from oysters.
Calcium carbonate is the active ingredient in "limestone" used as "agricultural lime" and is the principal cause of "hard water" since most subterranean streams used for fresh water come from wells where underground water flows through limestone beds which are eroded due to its passage. Calcium carbonate occurs in nature as limestone in various forms, such as marble, chalk, and coral.

Occurrence

Calcium carbonate occurs in nature as limestone in various forms, such as marble, chalk, and coral. It is probably the most widely-used raw material in the chemical industry. It has numerous applications, primarily to produce cement, mortars, plasters, refractories, and glass as building materials. It also is used to produce quicklime, hydrated lime and a number of calcium compounds. It is produced either as powdered or precipitated calcium carbonate. The latter consists of finer particles of greater purity and more uniform size. They also have many important commercial applications. Various grades of precipitated calcium carbonate are used in several products, such as textiles, papers, paints, plastics, adhesives, sealants, and cosmetics.

Uses

Calcium carbonate is probably the most widely used raw material in the chemical industry. It has numerous applications, primarily to produce cement, mortars, plasters, refractories, and glass as building materials. It is also used to produce quicklime, hydrated lime and a number of calcium compounds.

Uses

Humans primarily use calcium carbonate as a primary source of calcium to combat osteoporosis. Most limestone is used today as construction material. In addition to its use as a construction material, calcium carbonate is also used in numerous industrial processes. Two forms commonly used are ground calcium carbonate (gcc) and precipitated calcium carbonate (pcc).
Calcium carbonate is used widely in papermaking as filler and coating pigment to whiten paper. Calcium carbonate is used in place of more expensive optical brightening agents in paper and as a fill to replace more expensive wood pulp fiber; it also helps control the pH in an alkaline range.
The second most common industrial use of calcium carbonate (after papermaking) representing the largest use of gcc is in the production of plastics. It is used in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoset polyesters, and polyolefins. Calcium carbonate can be used to replace resins that are more expensive. Similar to its use in the paper industry, it is used as an optical brightener and whitening agent. It also is used to increase strength and absorb heat during exothermic processes.
Calcium carbonate is also used in the production of polyethylene and polypropylene. It is an additive to paints and coatings for several purposes including particle size distribution, opacity control, weather resistance, pH control, and anticorrosion. Calcium carbonate is used to buff er acidic soils.
Calcium carbonate has also been used to mitigate the effects of acid precipitation on water bodies. Another environmental application of calcium carbonate is for gas desulfurization in scrubbers used to reduce sulfur emissions from air pollution sources.

Uses

Calcium Carbonate is the calcium salt of carbonic acid which is used as an anticaking agent and dough strengthener. it is available in varying particle sizes ranging from coarse to fine powder. it is practically insoluble in water and alcohol, but the presence of any ammonium salt or carbon dioxide increases its solubility while the presence of any alkali hydroxide reduces its solubility. it has a ph of 9–9.5. it is the primary source of lime (calcium oxide) which is made by heating limestone in a furnace. calcium carbonate is used as a filler in baking powder, for calcium enrichment, as a mild buffering agent in doughs, as a source of calcium ions in dry mix desserts, and as a neutralizer in antacids. it is also termed limestone.

Uses

Made by adding soluble carbonate to a calcium salt solution. The white powder or crystals are soluble in acid but not in water. Calcium carbonate was used to neutralize gold toning baths and as a fine abrasive added to water and alcohol for cleaning glass plates before they were coated with photographic binders.

Production Methods

Calcium carbonate is obtained from natural limestone deposits. The purified compound, known as precipitated calcium carbonate, is synthesized from limestone. Limestone is calcined to calcium oxide and carbon dioxide in a kiln. The products are recombined after purification. Calcium oxide is hydrated  with water to give a slurry called milk of lime, which is then carbonated by bubbling CO2 through it. The reactions involved in the process are as follows:
CaCO3 CaO + CO2
CaO + H2O Ca(OH)2
Ca(OH)2+ CO2→CaCO3+ H2O
The crystal sizes required for various commercial applications may be controlled by temperature, pH, concentrations, and mixing rate.
Calcium carbonate also may be precipitated by mixing solutions of calcium chloride and sodium carbonate.

Definition

calcium carbonate: A white solid,CaCO3, which is only sparingly solublein water. Calcium carbonatedecomposes on heating to give calciumoxide (quicklime) and carbondioxide. It occurs naturally as theminerals calcite (rhombohedral; r.d.2.71) and aragonite (rhombic; r.d.2.93). Rocks containing calcium carbonatedissolve slowly in acidifiedrainwater (containing dissolved CO2)to cause temporary hardness. In thelaboratory, calcium carbonate is precipitatedfrom limewater by carbondioxide. Calcium carbonate is used inmaking lime (calcium oxide) and isthe main raw material for theSolvay process.

Preparation

Calcium carbonate may also be produced by mixing solutions of calcium chloride and sodium carbonate. In some cases, the presence of sodium is objectionable so that the ammonium carbonate salt is preferable.

Reactions

Calcium carbonate decomposes to calcium oxide and CO2 on heating. Treatment with dilute mineral acids produces corresponding calcium salts with liberation of CO2:
CaCO3+ 2HCl →CaCl2+ H2O + CO2
In the presence of CO2 it dissolves in water with the formation of bicarbonate:
CaCO3+ H2O + CO2→Ca2++ 2HCO3 ¯
It is reduced to calcium carbide when heated with coke or anthracite in an electric furnace:
2CaCO3+ 5C→(high temperature)→2CaC2+ 3CO2

brand name

Cal-Sup (3M Pharmaceuticals); Children’s Mylanta Upset Stomach Relief (Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer); Chooz (Schering- Plough HealthCare); Mylanta Soothing Lozenges (Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer).

Agricultural Uses

Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is a naturally occurring white solid that is sparingly soluble in water. It is most commonly used to neutralize soil acidity to the required level in a process called liming.
The major sources of calcium carbonate are calcitic limestone, dolomitic limestone, marl, chalk and marble. Calcium carbonate is made by passing carbon dioxide (CO2) into limewater. Pure calcium carbonate is assumed to have a 100% neutralizing value. The values of other liming materials are measured against the neutralizing value of pure calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate, on heating, decomposes to give calcium oxide (quick lime) and carbon dioxide.
Limestone, which consists mainly of calcium carbonate, is called calcitic limestone or high calcium limestone. Limestone containing more than 10% magnesium carbonate is called dolomitic limestone or dolomite. These forms contain about 12% magnesium. Agricultural dolomitic limestone is a fine, grey to white powder of a double carbonate of calcium and magnesium with 12.8% magnesium and 17% calcium. The double carbonate is much less soluble in water than the individual carbonates.

Pharmaceutical Applications

Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) can be found in clinical applications such as antacids, but not that an excessive intake can be hazardous.
A variety of calcium salts are used for clinical application, including calcium carbonate, calcium chloride, calcium phosphate, calcium lactate, calcium aspartate and calcium gluconate. Calcium carbonate is the most common and least expensive calcium supplement. It can be difficult to digest and may cause gas in some people because of the reaction of stomach HCl with the carbonate and the subsequent production of CO2.
Calcium carbonate is recommended to be taken with food, and the absorption rate in the intestine depends on the pH levels. Taking magnesium salts with it can help prevent constipation. Calcium carbonate consists of 40% Ca2+, which means that 1000 mg of the salt contains around 400 mg of Ca2+. Often, labels will only indicate the amount of Ca2+ present in each tablet and not the amount of calcium carbonate.

Safety

Calcium carbonate is mainly used in oral pharmaceutical formulations and is generally regarded as a nontoxic material. However, calcium carbonate administered orally may cause constipation and flatulence. Consumption of large quantities (4–60 g daily) may also result in hypercalcemia or renal impairment. Therapeutically, oral doses of up to about 1.5 g are employed as an antacid. In the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in patients with chronic renal failure, oral daily doses of 2.5–17 g have been used. Calcium carbonate may interfere with the absorption of other drugs from the gastrointestinal tract if administered concomitantly.
LD50 (rat, oral): 6.45 g/kg

storage

Calcium carbonate is stable and should be stored in a well-closed container in a cool, dry place.

Incompatibilities

Incompatible with acids and ammonium salts.

Regulatory Status

GRAS listed. Accepted for use as a food additive in Europe. Included in the FDA Inactive Ingredients Database (buccal chewing gum, oral capsules and tablets; otic solutions; respiratory inhalation solutions). Included in nonparenteral medicines licensed in the UK. Included in the Canadian List of Acceptable Non-medicinal Ingredients.

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Wuhan wingroup Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
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Calcium carbonate 471-34-1
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US $1.00/g
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1KG
Purity
99%
Supply Ability
30 Tons
Release date
2021-06-29
Shanxi Naipu Import and Export Co.,Ltd
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Calcium carbonate 471-34-1
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1KG
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99%
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Tianci Talc 471-34-1
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99.9%
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