Agent Name

Cesium formate

CAS Number

3495-36-1

Formula

C-H2-O2.Cs

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Formic acid, cesium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White crystalline solid; Hygroscopic; [Cabot Specialty Fluids MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in drilling fluids and industrial products; [Cabot Specialty Fluids MSDS]

Comments

Signs of neurotoxicity and histopathological changes of the heart, liver, spleen, kidney, adrenal gland, stomach, testis, epididymis, seminal vesicles, and skeletal muscles observed in 28-day oral study of rats at the highest tested dose (500 mg/kg/day); [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] A strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; Oral LD50 (rat) between 300 and 2,000 mg/kg; CNS effects observed in rats following single oral dose of 1,250 mg/kg and higher; [Cabot Specialty Fluids MSDS] See "Cesium."

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