Agent Name

Potassium tetrafluoroaluminate

CAS Number

14484-69-6

Formula

Al-F4.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Potassium aluminum tetrafluoride; Potassium aluminum fluoride; Aluminate(1-), tetrafluoro-, potassium (1:1), (T-4)-; Aluminate(1-), tetrafluoro-, potassium, (T-4)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White odorless powder; Partially soluble in water (2 g/L at 20 deg C); [Solvay Fluorides MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in welding and soldering agents and as an abrasive; [Solvay Fluorides MSDS]

Comments

An irritant; Harmful by inhalation (cough, sore throat, nose bleeds, and chronic bronchitis); Chronic exposure may cause fluorosis; [Solvay Fluorides 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/m3, as F, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

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