Agent Name

Potassium hexafluorophosphate

CAS Number

17084-13-8

Formula

F6-P.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Monopotassium hexafluorophosphate; Potassium fluophosphate; Potassium hexafluorophosphate(1-); Potassium phosphorus fluoride; Phosphate(1-), hexafluoro-, potassium; [ChemIDplus] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White odorless powder; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful 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

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3as F, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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