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Magnesite

Synonyms & Trade Names
Carbonate magnesium, Hydromagnesite, Magnesium carbonate, Magnesium(II) carbonate [Note: Magnesite is a naturally-occurring form of magnesium carbonate.]
CAS No.
546-93-0
RTECS No.
OM2470000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
MgCO3
Conversion
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 10 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
OSHA PEL
TWA 15 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 0500 , 0600
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
White, odorless, crystalline powder.
Molecular Weight
84.3
Boiling Point
Decomposes
Melting Point
662°F (Decomposes)
Solubility
0.01%
Vapor Pressure
0 mmHg (approx)
Ionization Potential
NA
Specific Gravity
2.96
Flash Point
NA
Upper Exposive Limit
NA
Lower Explosive Limit
NA
Noncombustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Acids, formaldehyde
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; cough
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:No recommendation
Eyes:No recommendation
Wash skin:No recommendation
Remove:No recommendation
Change:No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately

Breathing:Fresh air
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 0969
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