Agent Name

Strontium chloride

CAS Number

10476-85-4

Formula

Cl2-Sr

Major Category

Metals

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless or white odorless solid; [EPA OHM/TADS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make strontium salts, in pyrotechnics, and as a dental desensitizer; [Merck Index] Used in chemical and antifreeze manufacturing; [EPA OHM/TADS]

Comments

Causes somnolence, changes in motor activity, and diarrhea in oral lethal-dose studies of guinea pigs, mice, and rabbits; Causes ulceration of the stomach in 7-day intermittent oral studies of monkeys; Causes changes in spleen weight, changes in clotting factors, normocytic anemia, and abnormal liver function tests in repeated-dose oral studies of rats; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Strontium" and "Strontium chloride hexahydrate."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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