Agent Name

Rubidium chloride

CAS Number

7791-11-9

Formula

Cl-Rb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Rubidium-chloride; Rubidium monochloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] White odorless crystals; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst and gasoline additive; Has been used as an antidepressant; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes spastic paralysis, somnolence, and convulsions in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of rats; Causes changes in recordings from specific areas of the CNS, changes in spleen weight, and effects on true cholinesterase in 31-week constant oral studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Rubidium."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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