What is Calcium Hydroxide

The most significant application of calcium hydroxide is in water and waste water treatment. It is widely used in the food industry to clarify raw juice from sugarcane, in processing water for alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, to pickle cucumbers and other foods and to fortify fruit drinks.

  • Synonyms: Cal hydrate, Hydrated lime, Hydrated lime slurry, Lime, Lime slurry, Milk of lime, Slacked lime
  • INCI: Calcium Hydroxide
  • Chemical Formula: Ca(OH)2
  • CAS Number: 1305-62-0

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula Ca(OH)2
CAS Number 1305-62-0
Molar Weight 74.093 g/mol
Specific Gravity 2.24
Melting Point 580 °C
Boiling Point 2.850 °C

Uses and Applications for Calcium Hydroxide


  • Pharma
  • Lubricants
  • Water Treatment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Agriculture
  • Cosmetics
  • Polymers
  • Rubber

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