Cesium Nitrate

Title: Cesium Nitrate
CAS Registry Number: 7789-18-6
Molecular Formula: CsNO3
Molecular Weight: 194.91
Percent Composition: Cs 68.19%, N 7.19%, O 24.63%
Literature References: Prepn from pollucite: Watt, Inorg. Synth. 4, 6 (1953). Toxicity study: Cochran et al., Arch. Ind. Hyg. 1, 637 (1950).
Properties: White, lustrous hexagonal or cubic prisms; saltpeter taste. d420 3.64-3.68. mp 414°; dec at higher temp. Sol in 5 parts cold, 0.5 part boiling water; sol in acetone; very slightly sol in alc. LD50 i.p. in rats: 1.2 g/kg (Cochran).
Melting point: mp 414°
Density: d420 3.64-3.68
Toxicity data: LD50 i.p. in rats: 1.2 g/kg (Cochran)
Use: Prepn of other Cs salts.
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