Agent Name

Magnesium perchlorate

CAS Number

10034-81-8

Formula

Cl2-O8.Mg

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Anhydrone; Anhydrous magnesium perchlorate; Dehydrite; Perchlorate de magnesium [French]; Perchloric acid, magnesium salt; [ChemIDplus] UN1475

Category

Perchlorates

Description

White deliquescent solid; [CAMEO] Odorless; [HSDB] White odorless granules; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a drying agent for gases and an oxidizing agent; [HSDB]

Comments

Skin and mucous membrane irritant; [HSDB] Information is limited, but concentrated solutions are probably not irritating; May induce methemoglobinemia after ingestion; [CHEMINFO] Very toxic by ingestion; [CAMEO] A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CHRIS] An oxidizing agent that may cause fire on contact with combustible materials; A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "PERCHLORATES."

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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