International Chemical Safety Cards

MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE ANHYDROUS ICSC: 0764
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Magnesium chloride
Magnesium chloride anhydrous
MgCl2
Molecular mass: 95.2
ICSC #    0764
CAS #     7786-30-3
RTECS # OM2800000
October 11, 2006 Validated
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: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough.
Local exhaust.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN

Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.
Dry.

Signal: Warning
May be harmful if swallowed
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0764 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE ANHYDROUS ICSC: 0764
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
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:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract

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


ICSC: 0764 MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE ANHYDROUS
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.