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MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE ANHYDROUS
ICSC: 0764
Peer-Review Status: 11.10.2006 Validated
Magnesium chloride
Magnesium chloride anhydrous 
CAS #: 7786-30-3 RTECS #: OM2800000
EINECS #: 232-094-6
    Formula: MgCl2
Molecular mass: 95.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough.  Use local exhaust.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin     Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
Signal: Warning
May be harmful if swallowed 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Dry. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
DELIQUESCENT WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes when slowly heated to 300°C. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including chlorine. Dissolves in water liberating a considerable amount of heat. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the . 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 1412°C
Melting point: 712°C (rapid heating)
Density: 2.3 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 54.3  
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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