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LC1234 Calcium hydride

for synthesis


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC28234 Glass bottle 100 g 49.50
AC28234 Glass bottle 100 g 193.50


Product information
Hill Formula H2Ca
Chemical formula CaH2
HS Code 2850 00 20
EC number 232-189-2
Molar mass 42.1 g/mol
EC index number 001-004-00-5
CAS number 7789-78-8


Chemical and physical data
Ignition temperature >300 °C
Solubility (20 °C) (rigorous decomposition)
Melting point 816 °C
Molar mass 42.1 g/mol
Density 1.9 g/cm3 (20 °C)


Safety information according to GHS
Hazard Statement(s) H260: In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously.
Precautionary Statement(s) P402 + P404: Store in a dry place. Store in a closed container.
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Pictogram(s)
Storage class 4.3 Materials that form flammble gases in contact with water
WGK WGK 1 slightly water endangering
Disposal 26
Alkali and alkaline-earth metals should be taken up in an inert solvent and neutralized by adding 2-propanol (Cat. No. 100995) dropwise with stirring. Should the reaction be more violent than expected, conversion should be carried out with tert-butanol or octanol. Caution: This reaction produces hydrogen, which can form explosive mixtures; take necessary precautions. When the reaction has ceased, add water dropwise; neutralize; container D. In the case of alkali or alkaline-earth borohydrides, add methanol (Cat. No. 106008) with stirring; in the case of alkali or alkaline-earth amides and hydrides, organoaluminium and organotin hydrides, add 2-propanol (Cat. No. 100995) dropwise. The substances, which are usually in solid form, should be previously suspended in an ether! When the respective reaction has ceased, hydrolize with water; then neutralize. Container D or E. Lithium aluminium hydride must also be destroyed by slurrying in an ether. Under an inert gas and with thorough stirring, add dropwise a 1:4 mixture of ethyl acetate (Cat. No. 822277) and the ether used to prepare the slurry. Always ensure thorough mixing (stirring)! Container A.


Safety information
R Phrase R 15
Contact with water liberates extremely flammable gases.
S Phrase S 7/8-24/25-43
Keep container tightly closed and dry.Avoid contact with skin and eyes.In case of fire, use fire-fighting equipment on basis class D.
Categories of danger highly flammable
Hazard Symbol Flammable


Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 1404 CALCIUM HYDRIDE, 4.3, I
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 1404 CALCIUM HYDRIDE, 4.3, I


Assay (by gasvolumetry) ∼95%
Particle size 0 – 20 mm