Agent Name

Thallous nitrate

CAS Number

10102-45-1

Formula

N-O3.Tl

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nitric acid, thallium(1+) salt; Thallium mononitrate; Thallium nitrate; Thallium(1+) nitrate; Thallium(I) nitrate (1:1); UN2727; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Odorless, white crystals; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in analytical chemistry, in organic synthesis, and in signaling and pyrotechnics (green fire); [HSDB]

Comments

Causes eye and skin irritation; Highly toxic when ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through skin; [CHEMINFO MSDS] LD50 (ingestion) = 15 mg/kg (mouse); [HSDB] See "Thallium" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, as Tl

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Tl

IDLH (NIOSH)

15 mg/m3, as Tl (soluble compounds)

Vapor Pressure

2.79E-11 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

For occupational exposure limits, see "Thallium and soluble compounds."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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