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MAGNESIUM NITRATE ICSC: 1041
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

Nitric acid, magnesium salt
CAS # 10377-60-3 Mg(NO3)2
RTECS # Molecular mass: 148.33
UN # 1474
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO contact with combustibles and reducing agents.
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with reducing agents.


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin

First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Blue lips or fingernails. Blue skin. Confusion. Convulsions. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into plastic containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 5.1
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-51GO2-I+II+III
NFPA Code: H2; F0; R3;
Separated from combustible and reducing substances. Dry.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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MAGNESIUM NITRATE ICSC: 1041
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
HYGROSCOPIC COLOURLESS OR WHITE CRYSTALS.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts with combustible and reducing materials, causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established. MAK not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the blood when ingested, resulting in the formation of methaemoglobin. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Decomposes below boiling point at 330C
Solubility in water: very good
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water. The recommendations on this Card also apply to Magnesium nitrate hexahydrate CAS# 13446-18-9 which is available commercially.
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LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999
See Also:
        Magnesium nitrate (PIM 963)