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MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE ANHYDROUSICSC: 0764
October 2006
CAS #: 7786-30-3Magnesium chloride anhydrous
Magnesium chloride
EINECS #: 232-094-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Use local exhaust.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin     Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

WARNING
May be harmful if swallowed 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Dry. 
PACKAGING
 
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE ANHYDROUS ICSC: 0764
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
DELIQUESCENT WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes when slowly heated to 300°C. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes including chlorine. Dissolves in water liberating a considerable amount of heat. 

Formula: MgCl2
Molecular mass: 95.2
Boiling point: 1412°C
Melting point: 712°C (rapid heating)
Density: 2.3 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 54.3  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the . 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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