Agent Name

Strontium carbonate

CAS Number

1633-05-2

Formula

C-H2-O3.Sr

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

C.I. 77837; CI 77837; Carbonic acid strontium salt (1:1); Strontianite; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White odorless solid; [Merck Index] Colorless or white odorless hygroscopic solid; [HSDB] White odorless powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Naturally found as the mineral strontianite; [Merck Index] Used in pyrotechnics, signals, ceramic ferrites, phosphors, iridescent glass, glass for color television tubes, oxide coatings, and fluxes for producing high-grade steels; Also used in refining sugar and as a lead scavenger in zinc production; [HSDB] Used in the electrical/electronic engineering industry; [IUCLID]

Comments

An irritant to the eyes and the respiratory tract; "Strontium ion has effects on the calcium content of the bones and teeth, but data concerning harmful doses of strontium carbonate are inadequate." [ICSC] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Strontium."

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