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Magnesium bromide hexahydrate is used as flame retardant. Used as source of magnesium ion and a co-factor for many enzymes including deoxyribonuclease (DNase) and various restriction enzymes.
M. Gomberg,; W. E. Bachmann.THE REDUCING ACTION OF A MIXTURE OF MAGNESIUM IODIDE (OR BROMIDE) AND MAGNESIUM ON AROMATIC KETONES. PROBABLE FORMATION OF MAGNESIUM SUBIODIDE (OR SUBBROMIDE). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1927, 49 (1),236-257.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. 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. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.