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MERCURIC NITRATE

ICSC: 0980

Mercury (II) nitrate
Mercury dinitrate
HgN2O6 / Hg(NO3)2
Molecular mass: 324.7
ICSC #    0980
CAS #     10045-94-0
RTECS # OW8225000
UN #        1625
EC #         080-002-00-6
April 13, 2000 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

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


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Burning sensation. Headache. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain. Skin burns. Blisters.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Severe deep burns.
Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Metallic taste.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
Separated from combustible and reducing substances, food and feedstuffs . Keep in the dark. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing.
Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe
marine pollutant.
Note: A
T+ symbol
N symbol
R: 26/27/28-33-50/53
S: 1/2-13-28-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
ICSC: 0980 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.

MERCURIC NITRATE

ICSC: 0980

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS OR WHITE , HYGROSCOPIC POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Shock-sensitive compounds are formed with phosphinic acid, ethanol and acetylene. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials. The substance decomposes under influence of light .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as mercury) 0.025 mg/m3 as TWA; (skin); A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued (ACGIH 2008).
MAK: (as Hg) 0.1 mg/m3;
Peak limitation category: II(8);
sensitization of skin (Sh);
Carcinogen category: 3B; BAT issued;
(DFG 2008).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed .

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. The substance may cause effects on the kidneys .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system, kidneys and peripheral nervous system , resulting in ataxia, sensory and memory disturbances, fatigue, muscle weakness and kidney impairment .

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Melting point: 79°C
Density: 4.4
g/cm3
Solubility in water:
good

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. In the food chain important to humans, bioaccumulation takes place, specifically in aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it persists in the environment.

N O T E S

Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Do NOT take working clothes home.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G64b
Card has been partially updated in November 2008: see Occupational Exposure Limits,

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0980 MERCURIC NITRATE
(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.
 
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