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MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0764
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE
Magnesium chloride
MgCl2
Molecular mass: 95.2
CAS # 7786-30-3
RTECS # OM2800000
ICSC # 0764
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN



  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Diarrhoea.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.
    Dry.

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    ICSC: 0764 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE ICSC: 0764

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS, DELIQUESCENT, WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes when slowly heated to 300C producing toxic and corrosive fumes including chlorine. Dissolves in water liberating a considerable amount of heat.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly by dispersing.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 1412C
    Melting point: 712C (rapid heating)C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.3
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 54.3
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0764 MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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