Calcium sulfate, hemihydrate
Fine-grain, odorless powder commonly called plaster of Paris. Hemihydrate calcium sulfate naturally occurs as the mineral bassanite, but is commonly made by partially calcining gypsum. When mixed with water, plaster of Paris will dry to a hard mass. It is used for wall plasters, wallboard, moldings, and statuary.
Synonyms and Related Terms
bassanite; plaster of Paris; dried calcium sulfate; dried gypsum; plaster;
|Density||2.5 - 2.7|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 145.15|
Hazards and Safety
Ingestion may be harmful.
Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 1753