Agent Name

Uranium dicarbide

CAS Number

12071-33-9

Formula

C2-U

Major Category

Physical/Radiation

Category

Radioactive Compounds

Description

Crystals, light-gray metallic; [Sax]

Comments

According to ChemIDplus, the name of this compound is uranium carbide. 12070-09-6 has the same name. See "CARBIDES." 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 in water; mp = 2500 degrees C; [Sax]

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