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It is used in cement, glass, steel, paper, chemical and petroleum industries. It acts as a key ingredient in the process of cement making. It is widely used industrially as a dehydrating agent and an absorbent. Further it finds use as a water softener and as a pH regulator for wastewater. It is useful to detect traces of water in hydrocarbons, and in flue-gas desulfurization.
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Kouzu, M.; Kasuno, T.; Tajika, M.; Yamanaka, S.; Hidaka, J. Active Phase of Calcium Oxide Used as Solid Base Catalyst for Transesterification of Soybean Oil with Refluxing Methanol. Appl. Catal. A-Gen. 2008, 334 (1-2), 357-365.
Hazard Statements: H315-H318-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P312-P332+P313-P362-P501c
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant