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Calcium Chloride, technical grade, food grade


Synonyms: Calcium chloride anhydrous; CaCl2
De: Calciumchlorid ES: Cloruro de Calico Fr: Chlorure de calcium
CAS No.: 10035-04-8 (dihydrate), 10043-52-4 (anhydrous)
EC No.: 233-140-8
Molecular Formula: CaCl2

Density: 2.15 g/cm3 (anhydrous), 1.835 g/cm3 (dihydrate), 1.83 g/cm3 (tetrahydrate), 1.71 g/cm3 (hexahydrate)
M.p.: 772 °C (anhydrous), 260 °C (monohydrate), 176 °C (dihydrate), 45.5 °C (tetrahydrate), 30 °C (hexahydrate)
B.p.: 1935 °C (anhydrous)
Solubility: Water 74.5 g/100mL (20 °C), 59.5 g/100 mL (0 °C)


Calcium chloride can be produced directly from limestone and hydrochloric acid, paticularly for applications in medicine and requesting for high-purity, but large scale production is found as a by-product of the Solvay process.


(1)Calcium chloride is used to make desiccant in various industries (2) Refined calcium chloride can be used in food, electronic, and leather industry; used in the organic chemical production processing, petroleum distilling, and also used as a mixer in ether alcohol. (3) Used as a snow-thawing agent for highways, parking lots, airports and docks etc. (4) Used to prevent dust, grime and mine dust. (5) calcium chloride is used in oil well drilling, used as well drilling fluid, completion fluid, well cementation fluid, and workover fluid, and it is also used as dehydrant in petroleum chemical industry. (6) Used to make emulsion coagulant in rubber industry. (7) Used to make chlorating agent and additives in ferrous metallurgy industry. (8) Used to make additives in paper making industry. (9) Used to make early strengthen agent (concrete strengthening agent and coating material coagulating agent etc) in construction industry. (10)Used as a raw chemical material, sulfate radical removal agent, and sodium alginate coagulating agent in chemical industry. (11)Calcium chloride is used as a cooling agent in refrigerating industry, used as a media between air and fluid in refrigerating technique for air conditioning system. (12)Used to prevent putrefaction for wheat, apple, and cabbage etc; used as a foodstuff antiseptic.


Items Specification
Appearance white flake or beads (pearls) or powder Power or Granule Food grade Beads or powder
Calcium chloride purity 77~80% 94% min. 94% min. 96% min.
Insolubles in water 0.2% max. 0.1% max. 0.1% max. 0.2% max.
NaCl 3.5% max. - 2.5% max. -
Alkalinity as Ca(OH)2 0.16% max. 0.2% max. 0.15% max. -
MgCl2 0.10% max. - 0.1% max. -
Fe 65ppm - 30 ppm max. -
Sulfates as SO4 - 0.1% max. - -
MgCl2 and other chloride alkali-earth metals - 5.5% max. - 0.2% max.
PH 8 8~10 8-10 -
Arsenic - - 3ppm max. -
Particle size - - 2~5mm -

Standard Packaging

50lbs, 25kgs, 500kg, 1000kgs bag

packaging of calcium chloride

Risks and Safety Information

Calcium chloride is not regulated by UN as hazardous goods.
Caution: Hygroscopic!
R-Phrase: R36, Irritating to eyes.
S-Phrase: S2, 22, 24

No hazard

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