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STRONTIUM CARBONATEICSC: 1695
April 2007
CAS #: 1633-05-2Strontianite
Carbonic acid, strontium salt (1:1)
EINECS #: 216-643-7

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Avoid inhalation of dust.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  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. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

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

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from acids. 
PACKAGING
 
STRONTIUM CARBONATE ICSC: 1695
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE ODOURLESS POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with acids. 

Formula: SrCO3
Molecular mass: 147.6
Decomposes at <1200°C
Density: 3.5 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 18°C: 0.011 (very poor) 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
See Notes. 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Strontium ion has effects on the calcium content of the bones and teeth, but data concerning harmful doses of strontium carbonate are inadequate.
Strontium carbonate occurs naturally in the environment as strontianite.
The physico-chemical properties and its natural occurence as strotianite in the environment indicate also the SrCO_3 is stable and rather inert in its solid form.
It can be expected that it is persistent and distributes mainly to the soil compartment. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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