Agent Name

Ruthenium trichloride

CAS Number

10049-08-8

Formula

Cl3-Ru

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ruthenium chloride; [ChemIDplus] Ruthenium(III) chloride; Ruthenium(III) chloride, anhydrous; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

alpha form: Black lustrous solid; beta form: Dark brown solid; [Merck Index] Black hygroscopic crystals with a pungent odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (rat) = 360 mg/kg; [RTECS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
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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