Agent Name

Strontium nitrate

CAS Number

10042-76-9

Formula

N2-O6.Sr

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nitrate de strontium [French]; Nitric acid, strontium salt; Strontium dinitrate; Strontium(II) nitrate (1:2); [ChemIDplus] UN1507

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] White odorless crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in pyrotechnics (red fire), signal lights, marine signals, railroad flares, matches, and military tracer bullets; Also used in electron tubes and as a pigment; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong oxidizing agent; A fire hazard on contact with organic substances; Shock or heat may cause explosion; [Hawley] A strong skin and mild mucous membrane irritant; [HSDB] A strong oxidizing agent; A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] A skin and eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An oxidizing agent; May cause fire on contact with combustible material; An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Strontium." See "NITRATES and NITRITES."

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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