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Sigma-Aldrich

Drierite

with indicator, 6 mesh

Synonym(s):
Calcium sulfate, Gypsum
Linear Formula:
CaSO4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
136.14
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
SB.52

Quality Level

form

chunks

application(s)

gas chromatography (GC): suitable

particle size

6 mesh

SMILES string

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

InChI

1S/Ca.H2O4S/c;1-5(2,3)4/h;(H2,1,2,3,4)/q+2;/p-2

InChI key

OSGAYBCDTDRGGQ-UHFFFAOYSA-L

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General description

Drierite (CaSO4) is widely employed as a chemical desiccant in laboratories. Its use is preferred over silica gel for the estimation of CO2. It acts as a drying agent by absorbing moisture in air to form CaSO4 hemihydrate.

Application

Drierite (CaSO4) was used in Drierite/Ascarite column for the purification of air during the estimation of CO2 production by flow-through respirometry system.
it may be employed as drying agent in the following studies:
  • For the removal of water via adsorption during the gas-chromatographic estimation of methanol, ethanol and isopropanol in biological samples.
  • As scrubber for the drying of air.
  • For the drying of nitrile samples during the calorimetric estimation of their enthalpies of vaporization.
  • For the removal of water vapor during the coulometric estimation of carbon dioxide for air pollution monitoring.

Legal Information

Drierite is a trademark of W.A. Hammond Drierite Co., LTD

Pictograms

Health hazardEnvironment

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 2 - Carc. 1B - Muta. 2 - Repr. 1B - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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Enthalpies of vaporization of organic compounds.
Howard PB and Wadso I.
Acta Chemica Scandinavica, 24, 145-149 (1970)
The analysis of carbon monoxide in urban air at the ppm level, and the normal carbon monoxide value.
L Dubois et al.
Journal of the Air Pollution Control Association, 16(3), 135-139 (1966-03-01)
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHIC DETERMINATION OF LOWER ALCOHOLS IN BIOLOGIC SAMPLES.
H LYONS et al.
Clinical chemistry, 10, 429-432 (1964-05-01)

Protocols

US EPA Method 8270 (Appendix IX): GC Analysis of Semivolatiles on Equity®-5 (30 m x 0.25 mm I.D., 0.50 μm)

US EPA Method 8270 (Appendix IX): GC Analysis of Semivolatiles on Equity®-5 (30 m x 0.25 mm I.D., 0.50 μm)

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