What are the hazardous properties of Calcium Hypochlorite?
Calcium Hypochloritelorite is an oxidizing agent and is designated a Class 5.1 oxidiser in the IMDG Code. Calcium Hypochlorite and some mixtures thereof also meet the criteria for Class 8 corrosives (see IMDG Code Special Provision 313 and Amendment 35 of the IMDG Code mentioned in FAQ1).
One other important characteristic is that it is unstable and self reactive. At normally encountered temperatures Calcium Hypochlorite decomposes only very slowly and releases heat. However, at higher temperatures the