What is Calcium Chloride

Calcium chloride is a form of salt — but not the type you sprinkle on your food. This inorganic compound is a colorless, crystalline solid that is highly soluble in water. Although similar to table salt in composition, the compound contains calcium instead of sodium. Hence, when used as a food additive, calcium chloride does not pose the same health risks (specifically, high blood pressure) that exist with sodium-based salt solutions.

  • Synonyms: CaCl2, Calcium Chloride
  • INCI: Calcium Chloride
  • Chemical formula: CaCl2
  • CAS #: 10043-52-4
  • Hazard: • H302 – Harmful if swallowed H319 – Causes serious eye irritation

BUY VARIOUS GRADES OF Calcium Chloride

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Calcium Chloride 30%
Calcium Chloride 37%
FCC Calcium Chloride Flake
Calcium Chloride Peladow

Product specifications

Characteristics
AppearanceSolid, white
OdorNo odor
SolubilitiesWater soluble
Freezing point772 C (1421.6 F)
Molecular weight110.98 g/mol
Weight per gallon11.5 lbs/ gallon
ClassCalcium Chloride
GradeIndustrial, ACS, USP, NF Grade, Kosher

USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR CALCIUM CHLORIDE

Calcium chloride uses include brine refrigeration, completion fluids, concrete set time accelerator, deicer, drilling fluids, dust control, oil field service chemicals, oil well cementing, oil well cementing set time accelerator, oil well completion fluids, oil well drilling fluids, oil well workover fluids, refrigeration, tire weighting, waste water treatment, workover fluids.

  • Food and Nutrition: It is used in canned vegetables, in firming soybean curds into tofu and in producing a caviar substitute from vegetable or fruit juices. It is commonly used as an electrolyte in sports drinks and other beverages, including bottled water.
  • Agriculture: Agriculture products are used as a plant nutrient in pre-harvest treatments of crop foliage, fruits and vegetables.
  • Paper: It is used in de-inking, improves dye retention

Quick Answers

Calcium chloride is a form of salt — but not the type you sprinkle on your food. This inorganic compound is a colorless, crystalline solid that is highly soluble in water. Although similar to table salt in composition, the compound contains calcium instead of sodium. Hence, when used as a food additive, calcium chloride does not pose the same health risks (specifically, high blood pressure) that exist with sodium-based salt solutions.

Brenntag North America is a leading calcium chloride distributor in the United States and beyond. You can count on us to meet all your calcium chloride needs regardless of the size, scope, or location of your manufacturing operation.

If need to know where to buy calcium chloride in the United States, your best source is Brenntag North America. We carry a large selection of premium calcium chloride products backed by unrivaled expertise and unparalleled customer support. Contact us for more information today.

Calcium Chloride is available in bags, pails, metal drums, totes, drums in variable quantities.

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