MSDS of Magnesium Carbonate

PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
CAS. 23389-33-5 or 546-93-0
Chemical Formula MgCO3
Synonym:
Carbonate magnesium, Hydromagnesite, Magnesium carbonate, Magnesium(II) carbonate, Magnesite.
Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state Solid. (Crystals solid.)
Odor Odorless
Molecular Weight 84.3 g/mole
Color White.
Melting Point Decomposition temperature: 662°C (1223.6°F)
Specific Gravity 2.958 (Water = 1)
Solubility
Insoluble in cold water, hot water.Soluble in dilute acids with effervescence.Insoluble in alcohol. Imparts slight alkaline reaction to water.
Preventive Measures
Small Spill:
Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements.
Large Spill:
Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system.
Precautions: Do not breathe dust. Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents, acids.
Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.