Agent Name

Magnesium perchlorate hexahydrate

CAS Number

13446-19-0

Formula

Cl2-O8.Mg.6H2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Perchloric acid, magnesium salt, hexahydrate; [MSDSonline] UN1475

Category

Perchlorates

Description

White deliquescent solid; [Hawley] White hygroscopic crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an oxidizing agent; [Hawley]

Comments

Risk of fire and explosion if contact with organic substances; [Hawley] An oxidizing agent that may cause fire on contact with combustible materials; An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "PERCHLORATES."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Magnesium perchlorate."

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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