Agent Name

Magnesium diamide

CAS Number

7803-54-5

Formula

H4-Mg-N2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Magnesium amide (Mg(NH2)2); UN2004; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Bases

Description

Whitish to gray crystals; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate; [CAMEO]

Comments

Toxic by inhalation; Skin or eye contact may cause severe burns; Reacts violently with water to generate ammonia and ammonium hydroxide; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Dangerous When Wet

Yes - A material that, by contact with water, is liable to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable or toxic gas at a rate greater than 1 L per kilogram of the material, per hour; [ERG 2004]

Explanatory Notes

Magnesium diamide is spontaneously combustible. [CAMEO] Not TIH in land-based spills, but TiH substance released when spilled in water; [ERG 2016]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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