Agent Name

Ferrous fluoride

CAS Number

7789-28-8

Formula

F2-Fe

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Iron difluoride; Iron fluoride (FeF2); [ChemIDplus] Iron(II) fluoride; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Solid; Sparingly soluble in water; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; Hygroscopic; Partly soluble in water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst in organic reactions; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F (1 mg/m3, as Fe (soluble iron salts)

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

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