Agent Name

Gadolinium nitrate pentahydrate

CAS Number

52788-53-1

Formula

Gd.3H-N-O3.5H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Gadolinium (III) nitrate pentahydrate; [MSDSonline] UN1477

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Fine colorless crystals; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Poses a fire risk on contact with organic substances; [Hawley] An oxidizing agent; May cause fire on contact with combustible material; An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "NITRATES and NITRITES." See "RARE EARTH METALS" and the linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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