Agent Name

Magnesium sulfate

CAS Number

7487-88-9

Formula

O4-S.Mg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Epsom salt; Epsom salts; Magnesium sulfate; Magnesium sulfate (1:1); Magnesium sulphate; OT-S; OT-S (drying agent); Sal Angalis; Sal De sedlitz; Sulfuric acid magnesium salt; Sulfuric acid magnesium salt (1:1); Sulfuric acid magnesium salt (VAN); Tomix OT; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid with a bitter, saline taste; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used to weight cotton and silk, augment bleaching of chlorinated lime, tan leather, fireproof fabrics, dye and print fabrics, and to manufacture fertilizers, mineral water, explosives, and matches; Used therapeutically; [Merck Index]

Comments

No listed effects of short-term or long-term exposure; [ICSC]

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