Agent Name

Strontium chloride hexahydrate

CAS Number

10025-70-4

Formula

Cl2-Sr.6H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Strontium dichloride hexahydrate; Strontium chloride, hexahydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless or white odorless solid; Effloresces in air; Deliquescent; [Merck Index] White crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make strontium salts, in pyrotechnics, and as a dental desensitizer; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes other liver changes, changes in thyroid weight (goiter), and changes in adrenal weight in 90-day constant oral studies of rats; [RTECS] Low oral and dermal acute toxicity; No evidence of skin sensitization or mutagenicity; [ToxPlanet: EC - SCCNFP] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Strontium" and "Strontium chloride."

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