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Strontium nitrate is used in the production of road flares and in fireworks. It serves as a colorant (red) in pyrotechnics and is also used as an oxidizer in pyrotechnics. Mixed with glycolic acid, it is used to reduce the sensation of skin irritation. It is also used in electrophysiology experiments.
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Pandey, S.; Kripal, R. EPR, optical absorption and superposition model study of Fe3+ doped strontium nitrate single crystals. J. Magn. Reson. 2011, 209 (2), 220-226.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H272-H302-H315-H319-H335
May intensify fire; oxidizer. Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.