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STRONTIUM
(powder)
ICSC: 1534
Peer-Review Status: 28.10.2004 Validated
 
CAS #: 7440-24-6 RTECS #: WK7700000
EINECS #: 231-133-4
    Formula: Sr
Atomic mass: 87.6

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but forms flammable gas on contact with water or damp air.  NO contact with water.  NO water. Use dry sand, special powder. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.   
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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Dry. Keep under inert gas. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with water. This produces flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC 0001). 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

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

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 1384°C
Melting point: 757°C
Density: 2.64 g/cm³
Solubility in water: reaction 
Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain. 

NOTES
Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water.
The recommendations on this Card DO NOT APPLY to radioactive strontium. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations