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Rubidium nitrate is used in infrared radiation producing pyrotechnic compositions. It acts as a colorant and an oxidizer especially in decoys and illumination flares. Further, it is employed as a starting material in the preparation of other rubidium compounds and rubidium metal, which is utilized for the preparation of catalysts and in scintillation counters. In addition to this, it is used in fireworks to produce a red-violet color.
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Hazard Statements: H272-H303-H315-H319
May intensify fire; oxidizer. May be harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P221-P210v-P220-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P501a
Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.