Agent Name

Thallium trifluoroacetate

CAS Number

23586-53-0

Formula

C2-H-F3-O2.1/3Tl

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetic acid, 2,2,2-trifluoro-, thallium(3+) salt (3:1); Acetic acid, trifluoro-, thallium(3+) salt; Thallium(III) trifluoroacetate; [ChemIDplus] UN1707

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Solid hygroscopic mass; Decomposed by water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent for the electrophilic thallation of arene compounds; [Wikipedia]

Comments

An irritant; Highly toxic by ingestion and inhalation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Sodium fluoroacetate." See "Thallium" and the linked occupational disease.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 ppm, as Tl (inhalable fraction)

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 ppm, as Tl

IDLH (NIOSH)

15 ppm, as Tl (soluble compounds)

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Thallium compound, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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