- Nitric acid, cesium salt
Cesium nitrate is a colorless, glittering crystalline solid.
Used in the preparation of other Cs salts.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Solubility in water
67.8 (10 C)
Heat of fusion
Hazards and Protection.
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Do not store near combustible materials. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid contact with clothing and other combustible materials. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron. Wear appropriate clothing to prevent skin exposure.
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Cover with sand, dry lime or soda ash and place in a closed container for disposal. Remove all sources of ignition.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Reducing agents, aluminum powder + water + metal nitrate may explode, alkyl esters, phosphinates + heat, nitrites, nitrates, organics, cyanides (e.g. potassium cyanide, sodium cyanide), thiocyanates, isothiocyanates, hypophosphites, alcohols.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Strong oxidizer. Contact with combustible materials may cause a fire. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water with caution and in flooding amounts. Extinguishing media: Contact professional fire-fighters immediately. For large fires, flood fire area with large quantities of water, while knocking down vapors with water fog.
Strong oxidizer. Contact with combustible materials may cause a fire.
These substances will accelerate burning when involved in a fire. Some may decompose explosively when heated or involved in a fire. May explode from heat or contamination. Some will react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels). May ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). Containers may explode when heated. Runoff may create fire or explosion hazard.
During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May cause burns to the gastrointestinal tract. May cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, possibly with blood. May have blood effects.
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause acute pulmonary edema, asphyxia, chemical pneumonitis, and upper airway obstruction caused by edema. May cause blood effects.
May cause skin irritation. May cause severe irritation and possible burns.
May cause eye irritation. May cause conjunctivitis. May cause permanent corneal opacification.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do not use mouth-to-mouth respiration if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device.
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
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