Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of STRONTIUM CARBONATE

1. Product Identification
Synonyms: Carbonic acid, strontium salt (1:1)
CAS No.: 1633-05-2
Molecular Weight: 148
Chemical Formula: SrCO3
Product Codes: 3507, 5534, 8218

Composition/Information on Ingredients

Ingredient CAS No Percent
Strontium Carbonate 1633-05-2 100%

2. Hazards Ingredients

Hazardous Component: Strontium Carbonate
Percent (%): 0-100
HMIS Rating:
Flammability: 0
Reactivity: 0

3. Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance: White powder.
Odor: Odorless.
Solubility: Negligible.
Density: 3.5 at 68F (20C)
pH: No information found.
% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F): No information found.
Boiling Point: Not applicable.
Melting Point: 1100C (2012F)
Vapor Density (Air=1): No information found.
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): No information found.
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1): No information found.

4. Fire and Explosion Hazards Data

Flash Point (Method used): N/E or N/A
Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Explosive Limits: Lower: N/A      Upper: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding material and type of fire.
Special Firefighting Procedures: Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes. Fumes from fire are hazardous. Isolate runoff to prevent environmental pollution.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard: None recorded.

5. Health Hazard Information

Effects of Exposure:
To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of strontium carbonate have not been thoroughly investigated and reported.
Strontium compounds have a low order of toxicity. It is chemically and biologically similar to calcium. Strontium salicylate is the most toxic compound. The oxides and hydroxides are moderately caustic materials. (Sax, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, eighth edition)
Acute Effects:
Inhalation: May cause irritation to the respiratory system, coughing and shortness of breath.
Ingestion: May cause excessive salivation, vomiting, colic and diarrhea.
Skin: May cause irritation.
Eye: May cause irritation and visual impairment.
Chronic Effects:
Inhalation: May cause pulmonary edema.
Ingestion: No chronic health effects recorded.
Skin: May cause dermatitis.
Eye: No chronic health effects recorded.
Routes of Entry: Inhalation, skin, eyes, ingestion.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Pre-existing respiratory disorders.
Carcinogenicity:     NTP: No       IARC: No     OSHA: No

INHALATION: Remove victim to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult and seek medical attention.
INGESTION: Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water and induce vomiting, seek medical attention. Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing, brush material off skin, wash affected area with mild soap and water. Seek medical attention.
EYES: Flush eyes with lukewarm water, lifting upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.

6. Reactivity Data

Stability: Stable
Conditions to Avoid: None
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): None
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Strontium oxide and carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

7. Spill or Leak Procedures

Steps to Be Taken If Spilled or Released: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section VIII. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Vacuum up spill using a high efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA) air filter and place in a closed container for proper disposal. Take care not to raise dust.
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose of in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.

8. Special Protection Information

Respiratory Protection: NIOSH/MSHA approved dust-mist-vapor respirator
Ventilation: Use local exhaust to maintain concentrations at low exposure levels. General exhaust is recommended.
Protective Gloves: Rubber gloves
Eye Protection: Safety glasses.
Other Protective Equipment: Protective gear suitable to prevent contamination.

9. Special Precautions

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing: Store in tightly sealed container. Wash thoroughly after handling.
Work Practices: Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure at low levels. Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air. Maintain eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and facilities for washing.