Agent Name

Rubidium hydroxide

CAS Number

1310-82-3

Formula

H-O-Rb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Rubidium hydroxide ((sup 81)Rb) [Injection:JAN]; Rubidium hydroxide solution; [ChemIDplus] Hidroxido de rubidio (Spanish DOT); Hidroxido de rubidio, solido (Spanish DOT); Hydroxyde de rubidium (French DOT); Hydroxyde de rubidium, solide (French DOT); [CAMEO] UN2677 (solution); UN2678 (solid)

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Greyish-white deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] 50% aqueous solution: Clear colorless liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst in oxidative chlorination; [Merck Index] Used in electric storage batteries; [CAMEO] Used in photography; [NJ-HSFS]

Comments

A stronger base than sodium hydroxide; Corrosive; [Merck Index] Causes respiratory stimulation, GI changes, somnolence, flaccid paralysis, and diffuse hepatitis in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Reacts with water; Absorbs carbon dioxide from air; A severe skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] 50% aqueous solution: Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; May cause CNS depression and cardiac disturbances; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Rubidium."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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