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MAGNESIUM NITRATEICSC: 1041
Nitric acid, magnesium saltAugust 2003
CAS #: 10377-60-3
UN #: 1474
EC Number: 233-826-7

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  Risk of fire and explosion on contact with reducing agents.  NO contact with combustible substances or reducing agents.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin     First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Blue lips, fingernails and 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 CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered plastic containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 5.1; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from combustible substances and reducing agents. Dry. 
PACKAGING
 
MAGNESIUM NITRATE ICSC: 1041
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
HYGROSCOPIC COLOURLESS OR WHITE CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance is a strong oxidant. It reacts with combustible and reducing materials. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Formula: Mg(NO3)2
Molecular mass: 148.33
Decomposes at 330°C
Solubility in water: very good 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract. Ingestion could cause effects on the blood. This may result in the formation of methaemoglobin. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

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. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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