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Sigma-Aldrich

Calcium carbonate

tested according to Ph. Eur.

Synonym(s):
Calcii carbonas
Linear Formula:
CaCO3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
100.09
Beilstein:
8008338
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

Agency

USP/NF
tested according to Ph. Eur.

assay

99.3%

form

powder

solubility

1 M acetic acid: soluble
alcohol: insoluble
hydrochloric acid: soluble (3 N)
nitric acid: soluble (2 N)

density

2.93 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

[Ca++].[O-]C([O-])=O

InChI

1S/CH2O3.Ca/c2-1(3)4;/h(H2,2,3,4);/q;+2/p-2

InChI key

VTYYLEPIZMXCLO-UHFFFAOYSA-L

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Application

Calcium carbonate has been utilized by plants and animal for the formation of their skeletons and shells. It also facilitates the calcium carbonate crystal growth on a chitosan substrate.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Calcium carbonate is a naturally occurring compound that reduces T4 absorption and enhancess serum thyrotropin levels. It also precludes osteoporosis induced by thyrotropin-suppressive doses of levothyroxine in postmenopausal women. Additionally, it reduces diarrhea in individuals with protease inhibitor-induced HIV-infection.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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