Magnesium nitrate

  • Nitric acid, magnesium salt
Formula
Mg(NO3)2
Structure
Description
A white crystalline solid.
Uses
In pyrotechnics, in the concentration of nitric acid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
10377-60-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
233-826-7
RTECS
OM3750000
UN (DOT)
1474
Merck
12,5710
Beilstein/Gmelin
20115 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
MgN2O6
Formula mass
148.31
Melting point, °C
88.9
Boiling point, °C
330
Vapor density (air=1)
6
Density
1.042 - 1.3683 g/cm3 (25 - 70 C)
Solubility in water
1250 g/L

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
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.
Protection
Wear protective gloves and clothing and safety goggles.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers.
Stability
Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Incompatibilities
May react explosively.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Flood with water. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Fire potential
Not combustible, but substance is a strong oxidizer and its heatof reaction with reducing agents or combustibles may causeignition. Contact with other materials may cause an extremely violent combustion.
Hazards
May explode from heat or contamination. May react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels). May ignite combustibles.
Combustion products
Toxic fumes of nitrogen oxides are produced when heated to decomposition.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 
 
Special
O

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Ingestion may cause severe injury, burns, or death.
   Inhalation
May cause irritation and burns to the respiratory tract; symptoms may include coughing and shortness of breath.
   Skin
Causes irritation and burns to the skin.
   Eyes
Causes irritation. May be extremely irritating with possible burns to eye tissue and permanent eye damage may result.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Call a physician immediately.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash with soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush with water for at least 15 min., lifting lids occasionally. Contact lenses should not be worn when working with this chemical.

Transport.
UN number
1474
Response guide
Hazard class
5.1
Packing Group
III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
MGN
 
Std. Transport #
4918728