Agent Name

Uranyl nitrate hexahydrate

CAS Number

13520-83-7

Formula

N2-O8-U.6H2-O

Major Category

Physical/Radiation

Synonyms

Dinitratodioxouranium hexahydrate; Uranium, dinitratodioxo-, hexahydrate; Uranyl dinitrate hexahydrate; Uranylnitrate hexahydrate; UN2980; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Radioactive Compounds

Description

"Acidic solution in water of uranyl nitrate, a radioactive yellow crystalline solid. Mildly chemically toxic. Contains nitric acid. . . . Minimal radiation hazard during transportation. No protective shielding is required." [CAMEO]

Comments

"Produces toxic oxides of nitrogen when involved in fires." [CAMEO] See "Uranyl nitrate." 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

mp = 60.2 degrees C; bp = decomposes at 100 degrees C; Soluble in ethanol; [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

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