Strontium carbonate

Formula
SrCO3
Structure
Description
White, odorless powder.
Uses
In pyrotechnics, manufacturing iridescent glass, refining sugar.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1633-05-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
216-643-7
Merck
12,8998
Beilstein/Gmelin
8862 (G)
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8071
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Pt
Formula mass
147.62
Melting point, °C
1768.85
Boiling point, °C
2647 (1 torr)
Density
3.548 g/cm3
Solubility in water
0.01 g/L
Thermal expansion
0.00000913/K
Heat of fusion
19.61 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry location. Keep tightly sealed when not in use.
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
Chemical resistent gloves, protective clothing and chemical goggles.
Respirators
NIOSH/NSHA approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate and ventilate area. Sweep up and place in a bag. Hold for proper disposal. Wear protective clothing.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish fire using media most appropriate for surrounding conditions. Wear NIOSH/MSHA approved SCBA and full protective equipment.

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Harmful if ingested.
   Inhalation
Harmful if inhaled. May cause lung irritation.
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
The possible benefit of early removal of some ingested material by cautious gastric lavage must be weighed against potential complications of bleeding or perforation. Activated charcoal activated charcoal binds most toxic agents and can decrease their systemic absorption if administered soon after ingestion. Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents.
   Inhalation
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with beta2 agonist and corticosteroid aerosols.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing then flush area with water for at least 15 minutes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.

Transport.