Strontium Nitrate is an inorganic compound composed of the elements strontium, nitrogen and oxygen with the formula Sr (NO 3) 2. This colourless solid is used as a red colourant and oxidizer in pyrotechnics. Strontium Nitrate is typically generated by the reaction of nitric acid on strontium carbonate, and can also be used to eliminate and lessen skin irritations, especially when mixed with glycolic acid.

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CAS Number: 10042-76-9
UN Number: 1507
Hazard Class: 5.1
Packing Group: III
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Physical properties of Strontium Nitrate

Physical State: Crystal
Appearance: White
Odor: Odourless
Odor Threshold: No information available
pH: ~7
Melting Point / Range: No information available
Boiling Point / Range: No information available
Molecular Formula: No information available
Molecular Weight: No information available
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Safety Information for Strontium Nitrate

All the safety information for Strontium Nitrate can be found in our MSDS (material safety data sheet) below. It includes information on first aid, accidental release, fire-fighting, handling and storage, personal protection and much more. Please familiarise yourself with the hazards before handling it.

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The CAS number of Strontium Nitrate is 10042-76-9.

The UN number of Strontium Nitrate is 1507

The Hazard Class of Strontium Nitrate is 5.1.

Strontium Nitrate is in Packaging Group III.

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Flammability: Strontium Nitrate is a powerful oxidiser and any contact with organic or combustible material may result in the starting of a fire. Anybody handling Strontium Nitrate should avoid the formation of its dust, incompatible products, combustible material and excess heat. Incompatible products would comprise the likes of organic materials, strong acids, reducing agents and finely powdered metals.

Health: This chemical has the potential to cause permanent eye damage, and is a Category 1 chemical. Handlers should take every precaution possible to keep the eyes protected and avoid any contact between Strontium Nitrate and their eyes.

Health: Strontium Nitrate does not have any other damaging effects on the human body. Its main threat is damage to the eyes.

Reactivity: Strontium Nitrate is a powerful oxidiser and will readily react with organic materials, strong acids, reducing agents, water and finely powdered metals. It can produce toxic nitrogen oxide gases.

It's recommended to consult the specific safety data sheet for accurate and up-to-date information for a particular product.