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Structure/ Formula Magnesium MgSO47H2O sulphate heptahydrat e


Physical Properties
Appearance: transpare nt, solid Odor: odorless Boiling Point: Decomposes Freezing/Melting Point:1124 deg C Solubility: Soluble in water. Molecular Formula:MgSO4.7H2 O Molecular Weight:246.4564

Eye: May cause mild eye irritation. Skin: May cause skin irritation. Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. Chronic: Exposur e to high concentrations may cause central nervous system depression.

Precautionary Measures
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, wellventilated area away from incompatible substances.

First Aid



APPEARANCE, ODOR AND STATE: Colorless gas with a sharp, strong odor similar to smelling salts which is readily detectable at 20 ppm MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 17.0 BOILING POINT (1 atm): -28.1 F (-33.4 C) FREEZING POINT / MELTING POINT: 107.9 F (-77.7 C) SOLUBILITY IN WATER (vol./vol. at 68 F): 0.848

Exposure to Ammonia can cause moderate to severe eye irritation. Ammonia is severely irritating to nose, throat, and lungs. Death has occurred following a 5 minute exposure to 5000 ppm

Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Skin: Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Ingestion: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Antidote: The use of Calcium gluconate to precipitate the oxalate should be determined by only qualified medical personnel. Store cylinders in a Flush eyes with well-ventilated, large quantities of secure area, water. protected from the INHALATION: weather. Cylinders Remove person to should be stored fresh air. If not upright with valve breathing, outlet seals and valve administer artificial protection caps in respiration. If place. There should breathing be no is difficult, sources of ignition. administer oxygen. SKIN CONTACT: Flush affected area with large quantities of water.