- Zirconium tetranitrate
Zirconium nitrate is a white crystalline solid.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Decomposition point, °C
>1 g/cm3 (20 C) (solid)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep containers tightly closed in a well ventilated area away from food products. Keep away from heat, organic materials, and water.
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.
Niosh-certified respirator; goggles or face shield; protective gloves
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Land spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Cover solids with a plastic sheet to prevent dissolving in rain or fire fighting water. Water spill: Neutralize with agricultural lime (CaO), crushed limestone (CaCO3), or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3). Adjust pH to neutral (pH=7).
Dangerous explosion risk in contact with organic materials.
May react explosively.
On decomposition it emits toxic fumes of nitrogen oxides.
Flood with water. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Dangerous fire risk in contact with organic materials.
May explode from heat or contamination. May react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels). May ignite combustibles.
Toxic oxides of nitrogen may form in fire.
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.
Visual field defects have been reported in sodium nitrite poisoning.
Give large amount of water.
Move to fresh air.
Flush with water.
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.
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