Agent Name

Osmium hexafluoride

CAS Number

13768-38-2

Formula

F6-Os

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

(OC-6-11)-Osmium fluoride (OsF6); [Merck Index]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Light yellow volatile solid; mp = 32.1 or 33.4 deg C; [Merck Index]

Comments

Highly corrosive to skin; Hydrolyzed by moisture--produces white corrosive fumes; [Merck Index] See "Osmium." See "Rhenium hexafluoride."

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

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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