Agent Name

Strontium oxide

CAS Number

1314-11-0

Formula

O-Sr

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Strontia; Strontium monoxide; [Merck Index] UN3262

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White to greyish-white solid; [Merck Index] White odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make strontium salts; [Merck Index] The primary form of atmospheric strontium from natural processes (such as weathering of rocks) and anthropogenic sources (including milling of strontium compounds, coal burning, and use of phosphate fertilizers); [INCHEM CICADS]

Comments

Reacts with water--evolves heat and forms strontium hydroxide; [Merck Index] Rapidly forms the hydroxide or carbonate in air; [INCHEM CICADS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Strontium."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, basic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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