Calcium hydroxide

Molecular formula:
Chemical compound:
calcium hydroxide
Common name
Other names:
slaked lime, quicklime, hydrated lime, builders' lime, cal, pickling lime

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MSDS (material safety data sheet)

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Hazard information danger


  • Hazard statements
    • Causes skin irritation.
    • Causes serious eye damage.
    • May cause respiratory irritation.
  • Precautionary statements
    • Avoid breathing dust/fume/ gas/mist/vapours/spray.
    • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
    • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.