Agent Name

Manganese(II) nitrate tetrahydrate

CAS Number

20694-39-7

Formula

N2-O6.Mn.4H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Manganese dinitrate tetrahydrate; [ChemiIDplus] UN2724

Category

Manganese Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Pink deliquescent solid; mp = 37.1 deg C; [Merck Index] Light red crystalline solid; Hygroscopic; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make manganese dioxide and porcelain colorants; [Merck Index]

Comments

An oxidizer; An irritant; Targets blood, CNS, and lungs; [Aldrich MSDS] See "Manganese" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 mg/m3, as Mn (respirable fraction), 0.1 mg/m3, as Mn (inhalable fraction)

PEL (OSHA)

Ceiling(OSHA) = 5 mg/m3, as Mn

MAK

0.2 mg/m3, as Mn (inhalable fraction), 0.02 mg/m3, as Mn (respirable fraction)

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Manganese nitrate."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Parkinson's Syndrome

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