Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate, also known as Gypsum, is a mineral product that provides numerous benefits. As a source of calcium and sulfur, it supports healthy growth and development in plants and counteracts soil acidity. In construction, it acts as a binding agent and helps control humidity levels. A versatile and essential mineral for agricultural and industrial use.
CAS Number: 10101-41-4
Chemical Formula: CaSO₄ · 2H₂O
Average Molar Mass: 172.17 g/mol
Density: Approximately 2.32 g/cm³
Appearance: White to off-white powder or solid
Applications and Uses:
Widely used in the construction industry as a building material and in the production of plaster.
Applied in agriculture as a soil conditioner to improve soil structure and provide calcium and sulfur.
Utilized in the brewing industry to control the hardness of water.
Functions as a coagulant in the production of tofu.
Essential in certain industrial processes and as a source of calcium in dietary supplements.
Storage and Handling Guidelines:
Store in a cool, dry place away from incompatible materials.
Keep containers tightly closed to prevent moisture absorption.
Protect from exposure to air and humidity.
Implement measures to avoid spills and contamination.
Generally regarded as safe for its intended uses.
Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves and eye protection.
Avoid prolonged or repeated skin contact.
In case of contact with eyes or skin, rinse thoroughly with water. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
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