- Cadmium dinitrate
Odorless white solid.
In making other cadmium salts, in photographic emulsions.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
10.5 (221 C)
4.112 g/cm3 (-183 C)
Solubility in water
109 g/100 ml of @ 0 C
Heat of fusion
Hazards and Protection.
Keep cadmium nitrate tetrahydrate well closed in a cool place. Store at ambient temperature with open venting.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Wear skin protection and industrial filter mask. Intense heat will necessitate self-contained breathing apparatus.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep away from combustible materials. Avoid contact unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. With clean shovel place material into clean, dry container and cover loosely; move containers from spill area.
May react explosively.
When heated to decomposition, emits very toxic fumes of cadmium and nitrogen oxides.
Small Fires: Use water. Do not use dry chemicals or foams. carbon dioxide or Halon may provide limited control. Large Fires: Flood fire area with water from a distance.
Cadmium nitrate will increase the intensity of fire when in contact with combustible material. Tetrahydrate mixtures with wood or other combustibles may catch fire. Tetrahydrate
Toxic oxides of nitrogen and cadmium oxide fume may form in fires.
IDHL: NIOSH considers cadmium dust (as Cd) to be a potential occupational carcinogen.
O, G-A2, I-1, N-1, CP65
Throbbing headache is common. Seizures have been reported following severe intoxication. Behavioral deficits were observed in the adult offspring of rats who received sodium nitrite prenatally.
Initial effects of ingestion are gastric irritation with nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Respiratory depression and cyanosis may be noted, due to methemoglobinemia.
Cyanosis that minimally responds to oxygen therapy may be noted, and is indicative of probable methemoglobinemia.
Give large amounts of water and induce vomiting; give milk or egg whites; seek medical attention.
Remove patient to fresh air; seek medical attention.
Wash with soap and water.
Flush with copious amounts of water for 15 min.; consult a physician.
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