Agent Name

Uranium tetrachloride

CAS Number

10026-10-5

Formula

Cl4-U

Major Category

Physical/Radiation

Synonyms

Uranium chloride (UCl4); Uranium(IV) chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Radioactive Compounds

Description

Dark green crystals; [Merck Index] Green salt; [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

Soluble in water (decomposes) and polar solvents; mp = 590 degrees C; bp = 791 degrees C; [Merck Index]

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