Agent Name

Cesium nitrate

CAS Number

7789-18-6

Formula

N-O3.Cs

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Caesium nitrate; Cesium(I) nitrate (1:1); Nitric acid, cesium salt; [ChemIDplus] UN1451

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White lustrous solid; [Merck Index] White crystals with lumps; Hygroscopic; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other cesium salts; [Merck Index]

Comments

A strong oxidizing agent that may cause fire on contact with organic substances; [CAMEO] Causes convulsions, elevated blood pressure, and proteinuria in intraperitoneal, intravenous, and subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of mice and rats; [RTECS] An oxidizer that may intensify fire; A skin and strong eye irritant; Targets the blood and CNS; Possible carcinogen; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Cesium." See "NITRATES and NITRITES."

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