Material Safety Data
Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Magnesium Chloride
Catalog Numbers: S80063, S80063-1, BP214 500,
BP214-500, BP214500, BP2638, CRNM33500, M33 3, M33 500, M33-10, M33-100, M33-3,
M33-500, M3310, M33100, M333, M33500, M35, M35-12, M35-212, M35-500, M35212,
M35500, M3612, M36212, NC9523446, S800631, S800632, S99098
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Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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Emergency Number: 201-796-7100
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
||Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate
Hazard Symbols: None listed.
Risk Phrases: None listed.
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: white to gray white. Causes eye and skin irritation. Causes
digestive and respiratory tract irritation. May cause kidney damage. Inhalation
of fumes may cause metal-fume fever. Warning!
Target Organs: Kidneys.
Eye: May cause mild eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea,
vomiting and diarrhea. May cause kidney damage.
May cause respiratory tract irritation. Inhalation of fumes may cause metal fume
fever, which is characterized by flu-like symptoms with metallic taste, fever,
chills, cough, weakness, chest pain, muscle pain and increased white blood cell
Chronic: May cause kidney damage.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water
for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get
Skin: Immediately flush skin with plenty of
soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and
shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before
Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is
conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid.
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately. Remove from
exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically
Antidote: The use of Calcium gluconate to
precipitate the oxalate should be determined by only qualified medical
Section 5 - Fire
Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus
in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective
gear. Material will not burn. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases
may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water with caution
and in flooding amounts.
Extinguishing Media: Use
extinguishing media most appropriate for the surrounding fire.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Clean up spills immediately,
observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Sweep up or absorb
material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal.
Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash hands before eating. Use with
adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact
with eyes, skin, and clothing.
Storage: Store in a cool,
dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Good general ventilation should be sufficient to control
airborne levels. Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be
equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower.
|Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate
OSHA Vacated PELs:
Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles.
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations
found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or
European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Appearance: white to gray white
Odor: none reported
pH: 7.0 (Solution)
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 1412
Freezing/Melting Point:118 deg C
Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:100 deg C
(estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Upper: Not available.
Soluble in water and alcohol
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
to Avoid: Heating to decomposition.
Incompatibilities with Other
Materials: Explosive when combined with 2-furan percarboxylic acid.
Magnesium chloride dissolves in aqueous solutions giving off considerable
ammounts of heat; Incompatible with strong oxidizers
Decomposition Products: Hydrogen chloride, chlorine.
Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 -
CAS# 7791-18-6: OM2975000
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 7600 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 8100
CAS# 7791-18-6: Not listed by
ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information found.
Teratogenicity: No information found.
Effects: No information found.
Neurotoxicity: No information
Mutagenicity: No information found.
See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.
Section 12 -
No information available.
Section 13 - Disposal
Chemical waste generators
must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR
Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local
hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 -
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Section 15 -
CAS# 7791-18-6 is not on the TSCA
Inventory. It is a hydrate and exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air
pollutants. This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This
material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous
Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as
Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are
listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the
chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 7791-18-6 is not present on state lists from CA, PA,
MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the
chemicals in this product are listed. European/International
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
CAS# 7791-18-6: 0
None of the chemicals in this product
are listed on the DSL or NDSL list. This product has a WHMIS classification of
CAS# 7791-18-6 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #4 Date: 8/02/2000
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