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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-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.