Agent Name

Calcium nitrate tetrahydrate

CAS Number

13477-34-4

Formula

N2-O6.Ca.4H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Calcium dinitrate tetrahydrate; Dusicnan vapenaty [Czech]; Nitric acid, calcium salt, tetrahydrate; Calcium(II) nitrate, tetrahydrate (1:2:4); [ChemIDplus] UN1454

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless hygroscopic crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

A mild skin and eye irritant; [RTECS] An eye and mild skin irritant; An oxidizer that may intensify fire; Targets the blood and CNS; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Calcium nitrate."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Calcium nitrate."

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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