Agent Name

Triuranium octaoxide

CAS Number

1344-59-8

Formula

O8-U3

Major Category

Physical/Radiation

Synonyms

Triuranium octaoxide; Triuranium octoxide; Uranium oxide; Uranium oxide-protoxide; Uranous-uranic oxide; Uranyl uranate; [ChemIDplus] Uranium octaoxide; Yellow cake; Block oxide; [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

Category

Radioactive Compounds

Description

Olive green-black solid; [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

Comments

See "Uranium" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Uranium in urine = 200 ug/L at end of shift; [ACGIH]

TLV (ACGIH)

0.2 mg/m3, as U

STEL (ACGIH)

0.6 mg/m3, as U

PEL (OSHA)

0.05 mg/m3, as U (sol), 0.25 mg/m3, as U (insol)

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3, as U

Explanatory Notes

Decomposes at 1300 degrees C; Insoluble in water; Soluble in HNO3 and HCl; [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

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